Just read what you typed, the perfect kid hey!!!!!!
Ok, backward culture.........I think this problem may not be unique to Ford alone. But it is not a forward looking company. main goals seem to be to kiss arse, to external sources, especially in regard to ISO etc. But although the company preaches these polcies, through their natural work groups, they do not empower them. The employees are not valued. They are just numbers, who are not listened to. This problem mainly exists between middle managment and the ground floor people. The middle guys are only interested in satisfying their quotas to gain their bonuses, and pay little heed to the ideals coming off the floor.
Where I used to work, year in, year out, the same problems, the same lame excuses, the only things which would get done are those in which greivences or injuries cam about from. As for product input, non existence. In the old days employees could get bonuses from ideals, this was great for an incentive and also loyalty. I think most ford workers now only care about their pay........Also there was a defeatist attitude. Constantly told how little we meant to Ford world, and recieved little input from our own management. I bet I am sounding doom and gloom. But hey I waont harp on to much more. I am still sort of surprised how passionate I am about Ford's. I love Ford's. Gave the company my best, and still stick to the products, but I was useless to them.............