It is always a challenge for a company to sustain high productivity in the fast-changing automobile industry. The challenge in Thailand is greater than ever, as the entire industry is in overdrive to fill hundreds of thousands of orders resulting from the government's first-time car buyer scheme. First-tier suppliers have to work even harder to meet strong demand and shorter-notice ordering from car manufacturers without sacrificing quality.
Obviously, the workers on the line need to be skilled, productive and diligent in order for a supplier to meet the exacting demands of a leading car maker. But if you're the chief executive of such a company, the group profile or "work styles" of the top executives who report directly to you will be equally important in helping your company meet its goals.
Characteristics of the manufacturer: In order to determine appropriate work styles, we need to understand the nature of the production environment. Generally speaking, people who work in this kind of organisation must possess a high degree of dependability, meaning they should be reliable and able to deliver completed jobs on time.
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