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Is there a need for team building in Printed Circuit Board shops?

Posted by Paul Jackson on Fri, Feb 01, 2013 @ 08:41 AM

Offsite team building events have always struck fear into my heart. It seems no-one votes for events I enjoy like ice hockey or rugby or full contact Frisbee golf.

The normal process requires the group to solicit activity ideas which, after weeks of debating submissions like hot air ballooning, they are unable to get agreement on, a small clique must then take over and just do it. To-date I have survived:

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A Printed Circuit Board Shop Navigates through Social Media Marketing

Posted by Paul Jackson on Fri, Jan 18, 2013 @ 09:16 AM

For small business owners and managers, the social media focus of internet marketing can be a daunting task.

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The Impact of Office Moves on PCB Organizations

Posted by Paul Jackson on Fri, Nov 23, 2012 @ 11:57 AM

The size, location and view of an office can have a significant impact on how some people perceive their worth both personally and within an organization.

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Having Too Much Fun Working in Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing

Posted by Paul Jackson on Thu, Nov 15, 2012 @ 08:26 AM

Ask me what matters most about my work at Omni Circuit Boards and I’m quick tell you it’s being challenged and having fun.

I can survive for a while without an ongoing challenge, but if I stop having fun, it’s time to move on. What has helped me to have fun has been my good fortune to work with some very good people in some engaging roles.

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The value of hazing in a printed circuit board facility

Posted by Paul Jackson on Wed, Nov 07, 2012 @ 07:09 AM

The trouble with generalities is they are always wrong. Hazing at the workplace is a good example. Done constructively, hazing can have a positive impact on a new employee's first day experience. But if it’s not done correctly, you could have trouble on your hands.

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Leadership within and beyond PCB Manufacturing - Part 3 – The Ugly

Posted by Paul Jackson on Thu, Oct 25, 2012 @ 06:36 AM

I have two candidates for the most ugly award from all the managers I have worked for over the years. It is my fervent hope you have not had the misfortune to run into them or to work for them.

<< The Good  |   < The Bad
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Leadership within and beyond PCB Manufacturing - Part 1 – The Good

Posted by Paul Jackson on Thu, Oct 11, 2012 @ 11:43 AM

One of the perks of rising from the shop floor to a management position is it provides you with an experienced based perspective on leadership.

The Bad >  |  The Ugly >>

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We’ve Got a Problem! – Lessons Learned in Time for Circuit Boards

Posted by Paul Jackson on Tue, Sep 25, 2012 @ 09:21 AM

For some people, the words they fear to hear when they walk in the door at work is what I like to call a “Houston” moment, when you find out: “We’ve got a problem!”

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The Trouble with Music in a PCB or any other Manufacturing Facility

Posted by Paul Jackson on Thu, Sep 06, 2012 @ 08:04 AM

Music in the workplace has always been a contentious issue.

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Why business, even PCB Manufacturing can be like A Day at the Races

Posted by Paul Jackson on Fri, Aug 31, 2012 @ 09:22 AM

Sometimes business is like a Marx Brothers gag, a comedy of the absurd.

The following is the honest account of a job interview which I observed as the outgoing General Manager of a manufacturing facility, which shall remain nameless.  Like Omni Circuit Boards prototype PCBs each unit produced by this company was a custom design which only one specific customer could utilize.  The interviewers were the companies CEO and the VP of Sales. The candidate was a bright and articulate individual I had been mentoring for the previous three years to succeed me in the GM role. The facility was divided physically and philosophically into two product groups. The interviewee was the production manager of “Shop B” who, after absorbing “The Goal” by Eli Goldratt had embraced and implemented the concepts and in a matter of weeks had managed to achieve:

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