Universal Woods: Business Logic of Trust

A Company Culture of Trust

Kentucky-based materials manufacturer Universal Woods operates on one core principle:

“We trust the people we’ve hired.”

National Fund Senior Advisor Steve Dawson speaks with Universal Woods’ management and frontline workers to understand how a company can invest in its long-term success by investing in its employees. From that premise flows all major workforce decisions:

  • Eliminate the role of supervisor
  • Share financial information
  • Build team-managed teams
  • Invest in everyone’s education
  • Encourage participation throughout the organization