Adapting the Organisation To Deliver Advanced Technology Gains

Research shows that Initiatives in which employees contribute to development are more than 3 times as successful as those driven top down.  Formally or informally, the backbone of these more successful improvement projects, is a network of improvement leaders who work together to overcome the challenges faced by those less successful organisations.

In addition to Managers and Team Leaders, improvement leader networks include Planners, Trainers, Quality Assurance and Change Agents.  Together they provide a conduit to communicate, sustain a creative pressure for change and shape proactive improvement behaviours. 

As technology advances, the improvement leader network will be called on to champion the transformation from linear, silo based systems to take advantage of the digital connectivity that enables a closer integration between Commercial, Operations and Process Technology functions.  The gains come from 

  • Closer feedback links to understand where the opportunities are
  • Iterative testing of ideas
  • Feedback to make the business adaptive and resilient to change
  • Meet the challenge of exploring how to reduce green house gas emissions to progress towards net zero environmental goals.

Those closest to where the value is created are the ones who will  deliver the gains from the new ecosystem so it is wise to put them in the driving seat when it comes to:

  1. Identification, review and justification of Digitisation "Use cases"
  2. Testing and proof of concept in pilot applications
  3. Changes to Asset care work routines
  4. Adopting dynamic workflows
  5. Daily management of the connected workforce
  6. Role transitions from problem solving to problem and defect prevention

 Succesful "Use Cases" include the transformation of processes such as

  • Performance management
  • Work planning, scheduling and control
  • Real time task execution
  • Work routine and task design
  • Logistics 
  • Material Control
  • New Product Design

Developing the capability of the internal improvement leader network is an essential foundation for adapting to the changing landscape of management. 

Our half day on line training workshop on Delivering the gains from advanced technology provides improvement leaders with a map of the advanced technology landscape, help them to identify barriers to progress and collaborate on plans to deliver step up performance.  Book now