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Why Messages Don’t Make It To The Shop Floor

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Why Messages Don’t Make It To The Shop Floor

Why Messages Don’t Make It To The Shop Floor

 Read, watch, or both: the following is a transcript of the video above. We are going to look at some of the reasons why executive and management messages never seem to make it to the front line employees. It can be frustrating as a manager and executive when the important decisions you make don’t […]

Prepare for Promotion to Supervisor by asking these Five Questions

Prepare for Promotion to Supervisor by asking these Five Questions

You are thinking about applying for a new team leader, supervisor or manager position. You are imagining the prestige, the new found power you’ll have and hopefully a raise! Unfortunately the initial excitement and glamor of the promotion will be replaced with the realities that confront every new leader: Stress and pressure to deliver results; […]

Missed Opportunity to Motivate with Metrics

Missed Opportunity to Motivate with Metrics

How did one client boost output on one of their production lines? Simple, it began with the question, “At what speed is this machine designed to run?” The answer was surprising – the machine was running at 30% less than it could have been running. There can be some good reasons to run a machine […]

Taking Action to Increase Accountability

Taking Action to Increase Accountability Let’s define accountability as having a sense of ownership over your work and receiving consequences for your actions and behaviors. Those consequences can either be positive (praise, promotion, recognition, compensation, more freedom) or the consequences can be negative (correction, discipline, demotion, less freedom.) Accountability is Mutual, Not One-way Mutual accountability […]