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Create a Thriving Subculture
 Even if the rest of your organization has somewhat of a dysfunctional culture, your own department’s subculture can thrive. Think about the various departments in your organization. Would you say that all of them have the same culture? Or does each department, shift, or location have its own unique[...]
Creating a Safety Culture
 If you’re a leader in a production or operations role, safety should be your top priority. When leaders emphasize safety, workers know that management cares about them.  What is it that motivates unsafe or risky behavior? Usually it involves the worker deciding that productivity and shortcuts will save[...]
The Importance of Productivity
 Productivity should be a major focal point for virtually every leader, because your team’s output has a direct impact on revenue and cost. Productivity is how much output your team can generate within the resources you have available. The more you can produce with the resources available, the greater[...]
Avoid Communication Confusion
 Words can be interpreted differently by different people, so it’s important as a leader to avoid communication confusion. Leaders who use vague words can be easily misinterpreted. Here are just a few examples: “That employee is always late.” “Sometimes the machine is down.” “We almost never have an issue[...]
Is it Skill or Will?
 Is it a matter of skill or is it will? That’s the question you need to ask yourself when a team member isn’t meeting your expectations as a leader. Knowing whether the gap in performance is a skill issue or a motivation problem helps you gain the clarity you need[...]
Fusion or Fizzle

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