Nip Impressions logo
Sat, Jul 13, 2024 09:27
Click here for Pulp & Paper Radio International
Subscription Central
Must reads for pulp and paper industry professionals
My Profile
Management Side


Last week, we asked, "What do you depend on for non-verbal clues as to other's intentions or approach?

Responses included:

Eye contact - especially when the other person in a conversation keeps looking away. Posture and gestures - attentive and serious people don't need to stand at attention, but slouchy and fidgety provide clues.

Someone who answers a cell phone in the middle of a face to face conversation with me, and proceeds to carry on a conversation with the caller. i tend to just end our conversation by walking away - obviously s/he wasn't very interested in what we were discussing anyway.

1. Does your host at a mill and their mill staff consistently wear the required PPE? If not, check the housekeeping. One or both indicate behaviour in doing things the right way is lacking. 2. How is the work environment in the mill control room(s)? Clean? Friendly to visitors and readily answer your questions? Do you feel the tension when your host enters the control room? If you are going to be running a mill trial at this mill, you will need to do some extra planning to be sure your plans take these red flags into consideration. As you get acquainted with the mill your going to work at, there will be a tour. If your host is greeted coldly by some of his peers and operators, you may be working with the wrong person.


Have a comment? Send your email to Unless you tell us otherwise, we will assume we can use your name if we publish your letter.


Remember, if you please, to let your suppliers know you read Nip Impressions!



 Related Articles:


Powered by Bondware
News Publishing Software

The browser you are using is outdated!

You may not be getting all you can out of your browsing experience
and may be open to security risks!

Consider upgrading to the latest version of your browser or choose on below: