Business Transformation has its positives and negatives. The ratio of both will depend on your perspective.
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To give some background on the subject, when I was consulting at a national warehouse business, my team and I created a workplace team that taught workers skills to identify, implement and manage changes within their sphere of accountability.
For example, forklift operators created more efficient stacking and placement routes. Think about it, we did this because these employees knew their jobs better than their managers, that’s critical thinking.
Site managers changed shift operations to better accommodate the flow of trucks based on the unique needs of their site. It had previously been based on the shifts of corporate operations policy. Talk about a poor operating model.
Why This Matters
This is an important concept because employees got excited about their ability to effect change around them, preparing them for larger company-wide changes. Why not listen to these people and get their insights? Some of those employees spend more than 40+ hours a week doing these simple tasks.
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Tools to Help
In conclusion, I recently created a Leadership Playbook which identifies five key plays every manager of people can put in place immediately to dramatically improve your organization. Leadership Play #3 focuses on how and what managers need to do to re-establish their employee commitment and get them to focus on the future, as opposed to being stuck in the dramatic past.
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