10 Commitments: #5 – Work Hard

More on the 10 Commitments, #5:


  1. No Shortcuts

    We will teach you the safe way, provide you safe equipment, fix it when it breaks. Do it right and safe.

  2. Safety Freeze

    Watch out for others, guide and teach “rookies,” hold others accountable for safe practices.

  3. On Time and Quick Start

    Be there, start timely.

  4. Work Smart – Technique and Consistency

    Learn the right techniques and work at a consistent pace.

  5. Work Hard – Strength and Speed

    Build endurance and push for faster production.

    Once an employee is comfortable they know the right way, it is time to work to build endurance and speed. 

    Once the technique is down, they begin to apply it with greater purpose.  Units of production build.

    Rather than working minutes of great efficiency and productivity, they work hours.

    Then rather than hours, they work days.  Days turn into weeks.

    The learning curve is fine tuned and the performance is consistent.

    So, if you are leading a group, you can be assessing each person.  Do they know what to do and how to do it?  Once they know it, are they able to apply their knowledge and skills on a consistent, excellent basis?

  6. Teamwork

    Teammates support, cooperate, encourage and motivate each others. Be a good team member.

  7. “Customer Quality”

    Know your customer and exceed their expectations.

  8. 100% Uptime

    Learn to understand your tools and machines. Maintain them. Report little things before they become big.

  9. Lean and Clean

    To run lean, we must have good housekeeping. Keep your area clean.

  10. Better or Worse?

    If you are not moving toward excellence, you are drifting toward mediocrity.

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