As a member of the Barry-Wehmiller Family of companies, Barry-Wehmiller International strives to be the kind of company that enables its associates to return home each day with a true sense of fulfillment—the kind of company that people enjoy working for, doing business with, investing in, and having as part of their families and communities.
By sending our associates home each night enriched by their experience with us rather than drained by it, we enable our team members to be better parents, better spouses, better friends and better members of the community. This belief is at the heart of Barry-Wehmiller’s Guiding Principles of Leadership, our vision document which has become the very foundation of our organization. It is based upon the conviction that communication, trust, celebration, respect and responsible freedom are important tenets of an ideal corporate culture. It’s what we mean when we say:
“We measure success by the way we touch the lives of people.”
One of the ways we live this vision is through our commitment to being a Lean Enterprise. We have embraced Lean not only as a collection of business tools and techniques designed to enhance productivity, but as an organization-wide leadership model that enables our team members to achieve fulfilling and meaningful roles in the business. The powerful fusion of Lean techniques with our Guiding Principles of Leadership is known throughout Barry-Wehmiller as our Living Legacy of Leadership, or L3 Journey.
Another way we embrace our commitment to our associates’ personal growth and fulfillment is through our innovative learning institute, Barry-Wehmiller University. Through BWU courses, associates can advance their skills in communications, leadership, client/customer service, lean thinking and sustainable business practices.
Barry-Wehmiller’s ongoing journey of leadership, empowerment and continuous improvement contributes to a rich cultural environment in which people can realize their gifts, apply and develop their talents, and feel a genuine sense of fulfillment for their contributions in pursuit of a common inspirational vision. Bob Chapman, Barry-Wehmiller’s Chairman and CEO, summed it up: “Providing exceptional engineering and consulting services and building outstanding capital equipment are Barry-Wehmiller’s value propositions but we have the most pride in something else we build: great people. Business organizations need to realize the enormous potential they have to make this world a better place by creating environments where people can develop and be recognized for their gifts and return home fulfilled.”
To read more, check out Bob Chapman's blog at TrulyHumanLeadership.com