Success Factors and Stumbling Blocks with Global Teams
White Paper on Shop Floor Board Meeting Success
Shop floor board meetings are key elements of successful lean management principles. A shop floor approach is relevant not only for production environments, but also for laboratory owners and managers. Key questions to address are:
What are the benefits of shop floor management for the company and the team members?
How does a shop floor board work in practice with an international or multicultural team?
In this white paper, the practice of running a shop floor board is presented. The success factors and stumbling blocks involved in shop floor management involving international and multicultural teams are identified and discussed. Crucial factors from the literature are compared with those found in practice, via a survey of international and multicultural team members with shop floor board experience.
Success factors were found to include:
Support from senior management
Visualization via the shop floor board
Facilitation and responsibility
Multinational and multicultural teamwork
The survey confirms that the benefits of shop floor management are improved efficiency of the company and increased motivation of team members. Successful shop floor board meetings require continuity, time, and implementation of a shop floor culture.
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