A Picture of Fulfillment

Too often in business, people are seen as functions: an assembler assembles, a salesperson sells, a bookkeeper keeps the books. But just because they were hired for a specific role doesn’t mean that that role is the sum of who they are or who they were meant to be. It also doesn’t mean the work they do in that position is the only talent they possess.

As leaders, it’s our job to create an environment in which Too often in business, people are seen as functions. Click To Tweetall the talents and abilities of the precious lives in our care have a chance to come forth. It’s just another way we can contribute to sending them home feeling valued and fulfilled.

Bill Ryan, a technical writer at our Paper Converting Machine Company in Green Bay, WI, recently retired after 34 years with the company. Watch his story about how Barry-Wehmiller’s people-first culture helped him feel fulfilled by encouraging the development of all his abilities.

Truly Human Leadership is found throughout Barry-Wehmiller Companies, where Bob Chapman is Chairman and CEO. A $3+ billion global capital equipment and engineering consulting firm, Barry-Wehmiller’s 12,000 team members are united around a common belief: we can use the power of business to build a better world. Chapman explores that idea in his Wall Street Journal best-selling book, Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring For Your People Like Family, available from Penguin Random House.

1 Comment

  • Tom Rausch says:

    Employee fulfillment is so much more than employee satisfaction or employee engagement. B-W gets it. It is one of the few companies that truly achieves this high standard consistently. Keep sharing these stories. The world needs to hear about the example you set through simple human care and compassion.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *