You have been assigned a position of the Managing Director in a company that has till now been active in the automotive industry. The company has decided to go a step further and start assembling trams. The company has had no experience in the new activities. The changes within the plant will be most visible in production, logistics and warehouse (spare parts).
As many you know that our company has recently ventured into assembling trams, in addition to the existing automotive business. This has necessitated more pressure on production, logistics and warehouse divisions. The key changes are the introduction of 3 shifts, introduction of night shift, shifting of some staff to our new location and over time (within the transition period). The changes have not been met with enthusiasm by our workers, rather they are resisting some of these changes.
Friends, the company has always worked for the welfare of the workforce and given a very high priority to their satisfaction levels. Also, the company has always shared the profits with the workers. The new venture, given our first foray outside our stronghold, is likely to be a challenge in its initial years. However, given the demand of trams and the size of the orders we have on the books, we forecast long term revenues for the company. As always, the company will share these profits with the workforce. And to keep the work pressure within reasonable limits, workers are not being permanently deputed to night shifts; there will be weekly rotations.
It is my humble opinion that the company is on a high-growth path and we all stand to gain a better future with the new direction the company has taken. I may not be able to meet all the concerned workers, but I am hopeful that you will listen to their concerns and allay their fears and impress upon them the better future that we together can build. I would like to convey my best wishes to this venture and support to my colleagues at all levels.
Let us work together to achieve greater success with this venture.