All entries for December 2012
December 31, 2012
Training seems to be a matter of money waste in many companies point of view. Six sigma & Lean as well as any other new introduced systems will require some training to staff. The problem is that employers think that although training upscale an employee skills, it give him or her a better chance to leave to other places. Well such thoughts are good to be considered, not to avoid training, but to find a proper way in reducing turnovers. My point is that training is important to build strong and confident employees. Its benefit won’t be numbers and immediate financial figures, but it can be measured differently. For example having a case of employees receiving training and leaving the company!! Looking at the bright side, your company reputation is growing on the market for creating such experienced staff. Also looking at how employees deal with things after getting well trained might bring some satisfaction. In simple words, setting proper measuring tools might change people ideas about many things “training in this case” .
December 26, 2012
December 16, 2012
The introduction of systems such as Lean and Six Sigma approaches might appears to some people as getting rid of old used system in work fields. This might lead to employees rejecting them in order to keep what actually they think they are experts on and better known by them. Wise management and leadership actions should be taken to such situations. Using both Six Sigma & Lean require a high employees’ contribution for them to succeed. Therefore a good point to bear in mind is for the managers to communicate with their staff to clarify the importance of switching to these systems and the why they will be applied. The big challenge facing the companies is getting managers who have the persuasion and leadership skills to overcome the employee resistance.
A good assured data plays a major role on maintaining a sustained business as well as makes the companies’ chance of continued growth when there is an economic crisis higher. It might not ensure the sustainability of the business but they are necessary in applying different improvement techniques, such as Six Sigma, which make the improvement process much easier and makes the goals more likely to be achieved. This kind of information helps in knowing some of the fundamentals of building a new business bases so that introducing a strong data base and select a proper improvement tool to help to improve and meet the market requirement.