Turner Machine Awards Employees With Tickets to Nashville Sounds Home Opener This Weekend

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Part of a prize for quarter-long contest

Turner Machine's DISC Contest Teams

We believe the better you know yourself, the better you can communicate with colleagues and customers and that leads to a better work place.

Capping off a quarter-long contest among employees, Turner Machine, a Middle Tennessee custom machine builder and machine shop, awarded the winning team with tickets to the Nashville Sounds home opener next weekend, including a rented club suite and buffet.

The contest was based on Turner Machine’s Q1 theme of “Who Are You?,” where all employees learned about DiSC personality profiles, including their own and that of their colleagues. The DiSC personality profile, widely used in business, describes someone’s personality as an unequal combination of four personalities types: Dominance, Influence, Steadiness and Conscientiousness. Knowledge of someone’s DiSC profiles can make it easier to communicate and work with that person.

The first month of the quarter was spent learning about the behavior assessment tool, why it’s important and the characteristics of the four behavior traits. Then, the employees were split into four teams with a mix of DiSC profiles in each. They competed against each other in contests, such as "name the employee profile" and "pin-the-tail on the profile," throughout the remainder of the quarter.

“Spending the quarter learning about DiSC profiles really helped us learn more about ourselves,” said Jeff Turner, CEO of Turner Machine. “We believe the better you know yourself, the better you can communicate with colleagues and customers and that leads to a better work place.”

Last week, the points were tallied with the red team being deemed the winner. Those employees will be allowed to bring a friend or spouse with them to the Nashville Sounds opener on Saturday, April 18th at the new First Tennessee Park located by Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.

Turner Machine plans to conduct on-going conversations about DiSC profiles throughout the year in an effort to continuously improve communication among employees and customers.

The DiSC Personality Profile is based on the work of renowned psychologist Dr. William Marston. Many companies have used the DiSC profile, which provides insight and understanding in how an individual communicates, as a way to help improve work productivity, teamwork and communication.

Turner Machine Company, Inc. is a full-service machine shop that specializes in building custom machines. The company, founded by Jeff Turner, will celebrate its 20th anniversary in November. Currently, Turner Machine employs around 50 people. It is located 15 miles southeast of Nashville, Tenn., in Smyrna. For more information about Turner Machine Company visit http://www.turnermc.com/ .

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