Mankato, MN -- (ReleaseWire) -- 07/30/2014 -- Lean best practice manufacturing plants utilize an internal employee communications solution. Time and collaborative concepts discovered with on-going kaizen events are often lost when manufacturers rely upon traditional hierarchical communication structures.
PDP Solutions President, Louise Dickmeyer suggested, “Effective employee communications solutions do not replace existing hierarchical reporting structures which define lines of responsibility and accountability. Employee communication can be added in stages, which must include making time to meet face-to-face. Video conferencing, emails, instant chats, and all the high-tech means of communication available to lean manufacturing teams are wonderful tools when there is also person-to-person contact to support these newer technologies. The most valuable information comes from the front lines, the shop floor of manufacturing organizations. Lean manufacturers practice active-listening.”
Manufacturing teams are not able to force employee communication; collaboration from key players on the shop floor is needed and must be part of every lean initiative.
About People Driven Performance
People Driven Performance (PDP) is a software development company providing an internal, innovative, and interactive communications system for manufacturing plant floor employees. Patented combination of software and touch-sensitive employee information kiosks bring vital and important information to the plant floor in a non-desk employee environment. PDP proves that Employee Engagement results in quantifiable productivity improvement.
The impacts of improved internal communications, via interactive design, delivers an employee-centric engagement system driving improved employee retention, best-practice lean productivity, and increased bottom-line profitability.
Unlike desktop solutions promising better engagement, The PDP solution (http://www.pdpsolutions) is uniquely suited to on-the-move plant floor production employees ensuring a simple and straightforward way to access key company metrics and other information. The result is full participation and understanding of the functions, status, and standing of the company. Employee communication ensures a personal responsibility for well-being of management and colleagues with whom they work each day.
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