Monthly Archives: June 2016

Online course: transform your image

Online course

Online course: Learn how to dress and transform your image

When we talk about clothing and personal style, we are not 100% sure of our body attributes, our type of body and the clothes that would better fit us. Some of us have made mistakes in the past using clothes that were not in line with our body, making us feel unsecure about ourselves, this is why an online course of how to learn to transform our image in 4 weeks gives us the tools that we need in order to avoid those mistakes from happening again.

This course is imparted by Marisol Gomez, an image assessor and fashion stylist from Mexico that actually lives in Miami. Her course is based on 5 modules:

  1. Know your body
  2. Identify your body type
  3. Learn to dress your body
  4. Balance and harmony creation.
  5. How to make looks for different occasions based on your body type?

Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal as a president of Grupo Denim, a successful maquiladora from Mexico, is aware of the different women needs; therefore, Grupo Denim is always developing new styles to fulfill their needs. “We are an international company so we always have on mind the women from different countries, we develop a style and once it is approved, our pattern makers and designers work to adjust the style to different styles for every fit needed. Nowadays, internet makes our life easier and now women can have tools like this online course, now they can be sure which the best fit is for them and they can save time by “virtually” try on clothes at home without being stuck on the traffic, especially when living in big cities. There should be something like this for men, we also care about our image”, said an enthusiastic Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal on his last trip to the US.

Safety Department

Safety Department

Should the Safety Department Manage Safety?

It’s time to end the artificial division between safety and production. The typical corporate organizational chart isn’t what it used to be! It has gone from fat to flat, dotted lines have largely disappeared and the safety department has been moved around like a chess piece. However, in many organizations, the safety professionals still fill a subject-matter specific management role in safety. In such organizations, operational managers and supervisors tend to let the safety professionals manage safety while they take care of “business.”

There are several potential problems with this model that have driven many high-performing organizations to make changes. The most common of these problems are as follows:

  • It creates an artificial dichotomy between productivity and safety. Workers tend to get their priorities from their immediate supervisor. When the supervisor stresses getting the job done and someone else shows up with another set of priorities like safety, the two tend to conflict. 
  • It lets production managers and supervisors “off the hook” for safety. If the safety person is in charge of safety, why should the production people worry about it? They feel free to concentrate on getting the product out the door or the services delivered. They can train people in job skills and let safety train them how to not get hurt. It drives the dichotomous thinking and excuses production from one of their key areas of responsibility.
  • It distracts safety personnel from important support functions. When safety professionals have to be visible on the shop floor and make their presence felt, they develop a mentality of herding cats. They are chasing the risk-takers like desperate traffic cops rather than helping supervisors to become effective safety coaches. They don’t have time to analyze data or develop proactive strategies when they are enforcers.
  • It stresses control over culture. The idea that workers must be “overseen” is counterintuitive to developing an effective safety culture. It takes more work up front to develop an excellent safety culture, but the effort is rewarded by decreased need for oversight and increased sustainability over time. 

The most common solution is to restructure the roles, responsibilities and results expected from both safety personnel and production managers and supervisors. This redefinition of job responsibilities may require some adjustment as well as additional training, but it has the potential to solve these common problems and to enable the safety culture to make a significant improvement added Salomón Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim.