EMPLOYEES CAN AND DO IDENTIFY THINGS THAT NEED ATTENTION


Too many company leaders wait for hassles to alert them that it is time to change a procedure..   On a regular basis department managers and their employees should be identifying practices, procedures, processes and policies that need to be re-visited and updated... There are all sorts of hassles waiting to happen.. In this fast changing business world revisions and updates need to take place constantly and routinely... Our Black Belt recommends feedback opportunities where employees can identify things that need attention... Employees don't need to wait until they have solutions...That's where the team takes over.... .

"SUCCESSFUL TEAMS"...THE BUILDING BLOCKS THAT MAKE WORK FUN


Bored "work a day" employees become happier and more productive by being part of something successful... Successful teams start as process oriented workplaces... First there is the Disney World magic dust which is the skill of getting employee feedback on matters that need fixing... Then, there is The Toyota Production System magic dust...The skill of trying out processes that work well in other companies... Then, there are monthly certificates of performance and dining out awards that keep employee recognition alive and well... Last,  but not least there is the great experience magic dust awards that can be memories of a lifetime...  

WINNING THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF EMPLOYEES

When the rewards are well designed and carried out "monthly",   it becomes clear that “there is something in this for me”… When teams win hearts and minds,  employees start to the feeling that “I have a stake in the outcome”…

A SENSE OF OWNERSHIP IN THE PROCESS

Most leaders have yet to realize how many amazing powers and how much leverage workplace process teams have to offer…. We all appreciate how much better care owners take of possessions like a car.. The same is true in business.. Workplace process oriented teams have a mystical way of inspiring employees to take ownership of their process. The sense of ownership gives employees a more collaborative mind set.. They come to see that everyone is in the same boat.. It becomes easier for everyone in the organization to work together and find common interests….

SUCCESS WITH NEW IDEAS DEPENDS A GOOD DEAL ON SERENDIPITY


 In workplace teams ideas move around from person to person and pick up all manner of variations...  Ideas bounce around and make multiple connections in the team.... Somehow as the ideas bounce around missing pieces of the puzzle seem to fall in place... To find serendipitous connections some people take a walk, some people take a shower.. Our sites enable employees to serendipitously develop their ideas through team conversations and through passing ideas around in the workplace team... There is a mysterious magic in the way teams facilitate the serendipity of developing new ideas...


ARTICLE AFTER ARTICLE ABOUT A SLOW DOWN IN AMERICAN PRODUCTIVITY…  

There is one simple truth…. Processes are getting far less attention than they deserve to get…. Processes are always changing whether we change them or not… Without constant inspection and improvement they degenerate…   Focus on the process is a critical function…Focus on the process needs to be a matter of priority… Focus on the process is every employee’s responsibility..  Workplace process oriented teams can provide that focus...  Process management teams informally bring a focus on 21st century skills into the everyday work place...  

THE KNOW-HOW TO BUILD A HIGH PERFORMANCE TEAM


There have been books written that say 50% of people have one big thing they are hoping to accomplish in life…  “The big thing” for many ambitious managers is to organize a high performance team…. Achieving such a rare feat can get managers noticed and can get them ahead in the business world…It can also help those that they lead find hope for a better business life…. The purpose of our  process management program is to provide managers with the know-how to build a high performance team

​ALERT LEADERS PLAN TO ​MAKE WORK FUN

Our program designers believe in the Disney approach to make work fun....  It seems too simplistic, but it works.... The process management model endorses the Disney approach of fun and friendship..... Our process management model is a selection of techniques for personal, cultural and process improvement.... There is more than enough negativity and pressure dragging  us all down... The Disney approach puts enthusiasm and energy into employees.. New exciting outside ideas and happy workplaces open the door to forming more productive workplace norms...

A “LEAN THINGS THAT WORK” NETWORK


A LEAN IDEA HUNTER NETWORK OF PROCESS PROBLEM SOLVERS

Belonging to a successful team gives people an incentive to work well together.  Our mission is to upgrade employee lean problem solving skills.. Our leader to leader network is a community of leaders building a reputation for productivity… Leaders evaluate lean videos that work for them…  Employees do not need complex training such as Six Sigma and statistical control … Simple lean videos such as the 5S’s, visual control and root cause analysis give employee the skills they need to get ahead in the business world…. When employees have confidence in their creativity and skills they can envision a future that says “there is something in this for me.”

Our Black Belt administrates the network… Managers work together by email and phone…  Managers share observations about lean videos… It is all about which lean techniques work best… Lean PDCA problem solving videos, rewards, process improvement techniques… It is an information exchange..  Manager contact info is available to others in the network.. Select lean success stories spread the word about what works for us...…

“MAKE THINGS AROUND US BETTER” …. A MEANINGFUL PURPOSE IN LIFE…
Many employees bring a lot of negativity with them to work… Isolated in silos it can stay on their minds…. Process management managers intentionally reorganize silos into process teams … Process teams get employees discussing new ideas… Friendly team interaction results in better working relationships… Process ideas floating around in the workplace activate creativity and innovation ….  The discussion of unfamiliar ideas allows leaders and their followers to influence the status quo ..  Superior choices bring about common values and beliefs that move teams closer and closer to high performance… 

THE SOCIAL NATURE OF TEAMS...   LEVERAGE TO IMPROVE PERFORMANCE   


Over time best practice workplace team leaders can shape bonds that transform how people can work together… In addition to best practices, employees discuss and define just how they feel about the company and it's core values… Values are significant considerations in forming consensus and unity of purpose.. They are thought through and employees make choices . There is no guessing about what team values are . They are thoroughly discussed and become part of a collective value system.  Employee unity of thinking gives teams the leverage to achieve high performance… 

 EMPLOYEES GET THE FREEDOM TO DISCUSS INTERESTING OUTSIDE IDEAS

SUCCESSFUL TEAMS....       MAKE WORK A PLEASANT EXPERIENCE

There are all sorts of  operational teams constantly coming and going in the business world...  Only 4 or 5% reach the level of high performance....  Leaders get recognized when they acquire the skill to organize creative and innovative environments... High performance leadership is a talent that can enhance the entire career of a leader.... High performance leadership is rare and in demand... It takes ambition, outside resources and persistence on the part of an up and coming leader...  

A REWARDS SYSTEM WITH A  GOOD RETURN ON INVESTMENT

Employees have great experiences working in process management teams... Employees get to share in productivity successes and rewards that are great experiences... Great experience rewards can start small with simple family dinners out... When department numbers justify it great experiences can be all sorts of adventures that two people can find alluring...  Imagine the conversation in the workplace when the recipient returns from...... Scuba diving in the Florida Keys...  A winter vacation  at an Arizona resort... Walking on the beaches in Hawaii...   A summer visit to Yellowstone National Park.... A trip to the Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans... A cruise in the Caribbean... Recently politicians have been suggesting more sharing in company success... Dollar for dollar companies can't beat the  process improvement and productivity returns from GREAT EXPERIENCES         

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CONTACT US..... mr.productivity@lean-resources.com