Evaluate and Balance Workloads

Takeaway: When we learn to properly evaluate and balance workloads, we improve what we do and how we do it. We create a blueprint for success. Our businesses operate as a series of systems made of people, processes, and equipment. When we design these systems for efficiency and work balance, it creates work flow. We reduce bottlenecks.   Work Balance …

Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)

Takeaway: Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) is a popular metric which can be used to measure how well companies use equipment. OEE is used to drive up performance and reduce equipment-related issues. Maximizing equipment use is important to many businesses. We deal with limited resources. It is important to know equipment is in good condition and reliable. OEE was developed for …

Fire, Ready, Aim!

Better Than; Ready, Aim, Fire Takeaway: We can hesitate to get in the game. Progress happens when we have data to work with. We get data by acting. We learn, adjust and continue to move forward. The problem with “Ready, Aim, Fire!” is we can take too much time with “Ready” and “Aim”. We need the information that comes from …

Scoreboards for Driving Effort

Key takeaway – Sports scoreboards are the benchmark for information sharing that drives behavior. Employers can improve performance by using a scoreboard as well. Tell employees what management is monitoring, and they will tell you what is important to the business. Information drives behavior. It must be timely, accurate and relevant. Performance data should be displayed in a way that commands …