Why job promises are essential
to Continuous Improvement
Would you devote your soul to work yourself out of a job?
If you "worked your friend out of a job"
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would you be eager to start another round of "improvements"
wondering if it would be your job that got eliminated next?
Once the appropriate size work force
(after the most gross inefficiencies have been eliminated)
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What to do with free time & spare cash
created by systems improvement
As you use your Strategic Planning templates and processes
one VERY important strategic consideration is to answer the question:
"What will we do with the time and money that we expect to free up through our continuous improvement efforts?"
The most important thing you should NOT do
with free time & spare cash created by systems improvement
Isn't job security important to unions, too?
Yes. You will find it challenging enough to educate your work force and their union that all of this continuous improvement stuff isn't really just another management attempt to squeeze more and pay less.
If you're coming to the union negotiating table without job guarantees, you'd better have a pretty convincing story about some threat to the very existence of the company.
And if you don't have a union? Job security assurance might be a good way to keep it that way.
Use your Job Design Matrix template
Whenever there is the possibility
Use your Job Design Matrix template (JobDesign.xlsx)
to identify possible career paths for each potentially affected person.
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