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Stop Complaining About the Other Shift
Does your team complain about how the other shift leaves your department in terms of messiness, low inventory or lack of supplies? In this leader feeder, we’re going to learn why you should stop complaining about the other shift. When the employees on your shift complain about the previous one, do you join[...]
Successful Shift Startup Meetings
 You, as a front line leader, need to know how to conduct successful shift startup meetings to start your team’s day off right. Many leaders will conduct a short, five-minute meeting to start the shift. Sometimes it’s called a toolbox meeting or a tailboard meeting. It’s designed to be[...]
Motivate by Not Demotivating
 We’ve talked about team motivation in previous Leader Feeder episodes, but we haven’t talked about demotivation – the things you do as a leader that can actually demotivate your team. These demotivators should be eliminated first before you worry about how to motivate your team. Here are a few[...]
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[...]
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