All employees want themselves and their colleagues to be better engaged at work, but most just can’t get past the talking stage to actually developing an effective plan. This book is a step-by-step "how-to" guide for those who develop and complete projects – not just supervisors and continuous improvement professionals. Like instructions for "assembly required" projects, this book takes you one step at a time into creating a project that makes your work easier, better, and more satisfying.
This book identifies the benefits of—and strategies for—developing engaged employees who will implement and sustain your Lean processes. You will learn and practice tools for creating and sustaining engagement and how to align your goals with your strategy, ensuring that your desired future becomes a reality.
In addition, after reading this book, you’ll be able to:
1. Being Engaged: What’s In It For You?; 2. What is Engagement?; 3. Find Projects that PULL Your Ideas In.; 4. Use Graphs as Feedback to See if the Project is Working.; 5. Set measurable Goals and Time Targets for Actions to Move the Project Along; 6. Give Positive Recognition to Help Co-Workers Know the Value of Their Contributions.; 7. Solve Communication Problems Promptly and Positively.; 8. Grow Your Leadership Skills to Further Your Career.