Posted by Howe Q. Wallace on Thursday, December 20th, 2012
Number 6, Teamwork, is a key commitment…
We will teach you the safe way, provide you safe equipment, fix it when it breaks. Do it right and safe.
Watch out for others, guide and teach “rookies,” hold others accountable for safe practices.
On Time and Quick Start
Be there, start timely.
Work Smart – Technique and Consistency
Learn the right techniques and work at a consistent pace.
Work Hard – Strength and Speed
Build endurance and push for faster production.
Teammates support, cooperate, encourage and motivate each others. Be a good team member.We have good people at PalletOne.
We work on establishing a team chemistry. When the chemistry is off, we act to change it.
Teaming is essential in our business. There are very few jobs which allow one to work in isolation. We must depend on each other to get our work done. That requires individuals who will accept accountability.
Several years ago our team participated in some leadership training led by a guy named Tim Clipson. One of the things that stuck with me from the training was Tim’s TCP Principle.
Here’s the equation: More T (trust) leads to more C (communication) which results in more P (productivity). It’s a formula for success but it is also a tool for diagnosing.
If productivity is not what you want it to be, you spend some time assessing the level of communication and trust. Fix those things and you see the perk up in productivity.
Teams functioning are a beautiful thing. A dysfunctional team sticks out like a sore thumb. At PalletOne, when we observe team dysfunction, we have to work on individuals until we see teamwork come to pass.
Know your customer and exceed their expectations.
Learn to understand your tools and machines. Maintain them. Report little things before they become big.
Lean and Clean
To run lean, we must have good housekeeping. Keep your area clean.
Better or Worse?
If you are not moving toward excellence, you are drifting toward mediocrity.