Lean Manufacturing Principles Poisoned by Rumor and Gossip Inside US Manufacturing Organizations
Mankato, MN -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/01/2014 -- Rumors are like computer viruses, they spread like wildfire, and can spell the death of an otherwise great manufacturing company.
Manufacturing productivity is affected by rumor mills. It is impossible to have a constructive and harmonious working environment when employees dislike and distrust each other, and workplace rumors can have a huge impact on the relationships between employees. Spreading rumors is very difficult to prevent in a group of people who spend so much time together, even when rumors are harmless, allowing it to continue can have a destructive effect on a company's productivity and morale over time.
Rumor mills quickly spread around the manufacturing shop floor and is eventually no longer limited to breaks. This negatively affects the productivity of the team, distracting employees when there is work to be done, and causing a breakdown of communication.
The antidote to fast-spreading rumors is to engage employees and improve performance. The shop floor must become interactive with touchscreen tools that deliver safety, quality, and manufacturing information as well as daily performance metrics.
All the efforts in Lean Manufacturing, Theory of Constraints, Six Sigma, and ISO certification are wasted unless the dangerous rumor mill is stopped.
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The impacts of improved internal communications, via interactive design, delivers an employee-centric engagement system driving improved employee retention, best-practice lean productivity, and increased bottom-line profitability.
Unlike desktop solutions promising better engagement, The PDP solution (http://www.pdpsolutions.com) is uniquely suited to on-the-move plant floor production employees ensuring a simple and straightforward way to access key company metrics and other information. The result is full participation and understanding of the functions, status, and standing of the company. Employee communication ensures a personal responsibility for well-being of management and colleagues with whom they work each day.
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