- Ceramics & Refractories/Insulation
- Combustion & Burners
- Heat Treating
- Heat & Corrosion Resistant Materials/Composites
- Induction Heat Treating
- Industrial Gases & Atmospheres
- Materials Characterization & Testing
- Process Control & Instrumentation
- Sintering/Powder Metallurgy
- Vacuum/Surface Treatments
Of course, you must also be very concerned about what exactly is shared on these networks. So, companies using these networks have opted to track everything that is posted to ensure compliance with company objectives and make sure employees and sometimes agents don’t do something that they shouldn’t do. With professional social-networking services such as Linkedin, the risk can be the loss of control over valuable sales files and contacts. Because the employee is bypassing your internal contact-management system, the network becomes the employees’, not the company’s.
Then there are the iPods and other personal-media libraries. The iPods are basically large external disc drives that can store vast amounts of data. That data can also be proprietary and confidential but very easy to carry out the front door.
The older generations, today’s senior managers, have valued loyalty, seniority and authority in the corporation. The N-Geners, it is said, reflect a desire for creativity, social connectivity, fun, freedom, speed and diversity in their workplace. Your challenge will be the ability to attract and keep these new N-Geners who will be the leaders of tomorrow while maintaining control over the company’s customers and core competencies.