Labor, Expanding Employee Participation

IDEA: Give all new ideas or suggestions at least two reviews by two different groups of judges. 0 (0)

A- A- A+ Review all proposals, suggestions and ideas through multiple sets of eyes within your organization. Some ideas rejected by some may well be worth a second look before discarding. There are very few creative people in the marketplace. Many times their new ideas are not understood by a supervisor or manager but are …

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IDEA: Reward great suggestions/ideas from anyone: employees, vendors or visitors. 0 (0)

A- A- A+ Ask for and reward new ideas or suggestions from not only employees but vendors, visitors or any source. Open your suggestion box to everyone. You do not care where great ideas come from. You are only interested in the benefit your company derives from receiving and implementing them. Reward and take all …

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IDEA: What is holding you up from doing your job today? Ask everyone, be surprised then fix it. 0 (0)

A- A- A+ Ask employees every day what is the worst thing that holds up their job from getting done on time.  Who keeps them finishing their deadlines on time? What in the system is it that cause  them setbacks or delays?  Ask them frequently and invite their honest answers. Tell them if it involves …

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IDEA: Ask employees what process/dept/position/machine holds up their work? Ask often. 0 (0)

A- A- A+ Employees who work in your production facilities know which of your processes work smoothly and which do not. Maybe it is a department or an old machine that slows everyone down. The problem may stem from one untrained employee or a flaw in the company’s written procedures that causes delays. Many employees …

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IDEA: Do not toss out ideas: review all submitted suggestions/ideas a second time with a different review group. 0 (0)

A- A- A+ Do not discard ideas just because they fail the first evaluation committee. Try interviewing the person who submitted the idea because it may have been written poorly but still retains a great concept or idea for the company. If it is rejected by the first evaluation committee, the people on that first …

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IDEA: Analyze why an idea failed. Remember: An idea can fail only after multiple attempts. 0 (0)

A- A- A+ When an approach or idea in your company has been tried and has been considered a failure, ask why? What caused it to fail? If necessary, get professional or consulting help from outside to investigate went wrong.  What could have been changed or modified to make it more likely to succeed? Ask …

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IDEA: Listen to the complainer. He has not become complacent yet and may be right. 0 (0)

A- A- A+ Listen to those who complain in your organization. They are bothersome and complain about lots of minor things but they may unknowingly uncover management problems that need to be resolved and corrected.  They may not have been at the facility long enough to become complacent like the rest of the employees. They …

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IDEA: Better employee feedback: let employees record problems by voice before they clock out. 0 (0)

A- A- A+ Instead of requiring employees to write down any open problems before they leave, allow them to pick up an internal plant telephone near their clockout point and voice record their observations.  Ask that they leave messages for plant supervision about status of machine problems, noted product material shortages, problems with shipments, maintenance …

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IDEA: Good judgement comes from experience; experience comes from making bad judgements. 0 (0)

A- A- A+ Experience teaches us not to make the same wrong decision again.  Have your managers write up five examples of how they made wrong decisions in their jobs which cost time and money.  Assemble these examples for presentation to your employees for training purposes to share these wrong decisions made in the past.  …

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IDEA: Ask each employee what their worst problem is at work every day. 0 (0)

A- A- A+ Ask your employees what is holding them up, causing them to work late, what screws up their work schedule, or stops them from working, finishing a job, paperwork not completed or filled out incorrectly, problem incoming drivers, problems with forklift drivers, problems getting maintenance’s attention, problems with utilities or machinery and equipment …

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IDEA: Speed up production by asking everyone, “What stops or hinders you from doing your job?” 0 (0)

A- A- A+ Take the time and question your production people as to what makes them stop doing their job and thus making less or no money for the company? Here are a few questions to consider asking all of your production/office personnel every day: What makes you stop doing your job? (What deadline are …

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IDEA: Ask your sales personnel /managers all to independently list out all of your main competitors and be surprised!. 0 (0)

A- A- A+ Ask each all of the sales personnel and managers to write down and submit a list of all of the company’s competitors (the companies bidding against your firm) that they have encountered or who they have heard named specifically by buyers. Ask your sales people what they know about these competitors. (Example:  …

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IDEA: Have all workers check in with their supervisor before leaving for the day. Report problems, needs, issues. 0 (0)

A- A- A+ Before your employees leave for the day, have them check in with their supervisor and give an update to any lingering open issues or problems. Ask them to give an update to the following types of issues (Examples of feedback needed): Customers were not billed; waiting on sales to supply the billing …

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IDEA: Ask each employee, “What one hypothetical event could materially affect our company’s bottom line?” 0 (0)

A- A- A+ Everyone in the company knows of something in the firm that could financially hurt the company.  Management may think it knows most of the possibilities, but it probably does not know some of them known by the guys working out in production or out in the marketplace.   Ask your employees this question …

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GPI 179 – Does each employee know your firm’s mission statement, or is it even relevant? 0 (0)

A- A- A+ Save this Article(0) Please Log In to save this articleQuestions about your company mission (if you have one and if it matters?): What is your mission statement and does it make sense or not? Does every employee know the company’s mission statement? Is it easy to spot on the wall or on …

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GPI 174 – Ask your maintenance man which company machine he hates the most and why. 0 (0)

A- A- A+ Save this Article(0) Please Log In to save this articleIf you want to hear an unexpected answer about your company’s equipment, ask the maintenance manager which machine he hates the most and the reasons why?   Ask him some of these questions. Find out what his perception is about the machine, How difficult …

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