To participate, a dairy must have at least five employees. The project personnel will meet with the owner and evaluate his or her perception of employee satisfaction and engagement. A survey has been developed for the farm’s employees to take via phone interview, either in English or in Spanish. A summary of those responses will be prepared and the project personnel will sit down with the owners to review this and determine what can be done to improve communication and engagement on the farm.
In order for this to be successful, employees must feel supported in calling and that their responses are completely anonymous. In fact, the name of the employee will not even be asked. No identifying information will be revealed.
Dairy producers in Michigan and the eastern United States are invited to participate in this project. If you are interested in learning more about this, contact any of the project leaders:
Improvement is possible but it begins with increased knowledge. This project can help you change employee management based on understanding what your employees are thinking.