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Talking Shop with Brad Cairns

We recently had the opportunity to catch up with Brad Cairns, Founder of Stol-Bek Machines and Best Damn Doors and Partner at Quantum Lean. Brad is a wealth of knowledge about lean manufacturing and managing businesses that put people first. Always graciously eager to share his passion for lean and creative manufacturing, he holds no ideas back in this short conversation. Brad is notable for finding transformational ideas in the most accessible places, like the shop floor. He talks about getting out into the shop and observing the workers. By watching for ideas that increase productivity, you can tap into your employees' creativity and harness their potential to drive innovation in the shop.

He believes it is crucial to recognize that every worker has a unique perspective and skill set that can be leveraged to improve operations. By actively listening to their ideas and concerns, you can create an environment where employees feel valued and empowered to contribute to the business's success.

Give the following interview a watch for more tips sure to help both your business and your employees thrive.

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