Providing a monthly business meeting offers an opportunity to build trust through information sharing and problem solving.
These are a few examples of discussion:
- Production rates and quality statistics, both expected and experienced.
- Customer feedback, both good and bad.
- How well competitors are doing.
- How well your business is doing financially
- Specific problems your business is having.
- Feedback on the teams overall performance
- The health of the industry
- Whats working well for the team and what’d not.
- Ideas for improving work processes to enhance productivity.
- Suggestions for better working conditions that yield better results.
- Ideas for improving quality.
- Suggestions for needed training.
These discussions bring out important points about how critical information is for problem solving and how every team member has information that can be vital in solving the problem. It also reveals barriers to information that might hold the team back from achieving effective solutions as well as what is working within the business and team.
Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.”- Henry Ford
The strength of any team is in the diverse talents, skills, values, and personalities of all its members.