How Manufacturing Facilities Can Improve Employee Communication, Workflow and Safety Using Signs and Graphics

How Manufacturing Facilities Can Improve Employee Communication, Workflow and Safety Using Signs and Graphics

CARROLLTON, Texas, - July 20, 2018 // PRNewswire // - When employees are engaged, they are happier, produce better results and are more mindful of safety procedures. Creating employee engagement is a challenge for many companies and organizations - especially those in manufacturing. Fifty-one percent of the U.S. workforce is not engaged, and those in manufacturing jobs are reported to be the least engaged, according to Gallup's 2017 State of the American Workplace Study.

"Creating an engaged culture where employees understand the company goals, take pride in their work and feel valued should be a priority if companies want to be successful," said Drue Townsend, Senior VP of Marketing, FASTSIGNS International, Inc. "It's important to have an effective employee communications strategy in place to ensure team members are well-informed, collaborative and protected. Workplace signs and visual graphics can play an instrumental part in creating an organized, motivating and efficient environment that promotes employee engagement throughout an organization."

Faurecia, an automotive technology and manufacturing company, launched a new corporate initiative to promote a culture of performance and value creation, and needed to rebrand its facilities. FASTSIGNS? in Tuscaloosa, Alabama helped brand the local Faurecia facility with new signs and graphics that were custom-designed to enhance employee communication, workflow and workplace safety. The company's core values and "Being Faurecia" initiatives are displayed using vinyl wall graphics, and an interchangeable wall display is used to engage employees and communicate team members' "Best Improvement Ideas of the Month," which recognizes employees' innovation and professional development.

Custom magnetic dry erase boards were added in conference and training rooms to encourage interactive discussion and collaboration. To display workflow charts in the production and manufacturing areas, double-sided dry erase boards have wheels so they can be moved to workstations as needed. An acrylic wall display board with document placeholders was added to help manage project statuses, goals and timelines.

Wayfinding signs create an organized environment and help people find their way. To identify production departments and communicate safety messages, fabric cube signs were hung from the ceiling of the production facility. A custom, mobile "Accident Clean-Up" display houses safety and accident-prevention products, and branded wall graphics reinforce safety reminders and procedures.

In another example, ViVi Holdings, Inc., a Brazilian commerce company that expanded to the U.S., created a completely branded environment for their new corporate headquarters using graphics on walls, glass partitions, counters and doors to reinforce the company vision and culture. A digital sign is placed in the front reception area to welcome people and display timely announcements, events and brand messages. Stand-alone digital kiosks are used to display product information in an engaging way and are wrapped with the ViVi logo.

Other visual communications that keep employees informed, engaged and productive include labels and decals to identify equipment, products and areas; banners, promotional items and custom awards to acknowledge awards; and regulatory and ADA-compliant signs to keep people safe.

Having a comprehensive visual communications plan can help a company improve employee communication, maximize workflow and promote safety.

About FASTSIGNS®

FASTSIGNS International, Inc. is the largest sign and visual communications franchisor in North America, and is the worldwide franchisor of almost 700 independently owned and operated FASTSIGNS® centers in ten countries including the U.S., Canada, England, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Grand Cayman, Mexico, Chile, Malta and Australia (where centers operate as SIGNWAVE®).

FASTSIGNS locations provide comprehensive sign and visual graphic solutions to help companies of all sizes and across all industries attract more attention, communicate their message, sell more products, help visitors find their way and extend their branding across all of their customer touch points including décor, events, wearables and marketing materials. Learn more about sign and visual graphic solutions or find a location at fastsigns.com. Follow the brand on Twitter @FASTSIGNS, Facebook at facebook.com/FASTSIGNS or on LinkedIn. For information about the FASTSIGNS franchise opportunity, contact Mark Jameson (mark.jameson@fastsigns.com or call 214.346.5679).

SOURCE FASTSIGNS International, Inc.

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