Ratcheting Up Performance

Ratcheting Up Performance covers the second part of the journey to industry leading performance.  The first part of the journey  "Taming Technology for Good" deals with the causes of recurring problems.  This means that there are fewer stoppages so this KPI can no longer be the main trigger for prioritising action.

This transition is about raising standards to achieve a compelling vision.  This has a major impact on how data is used to set accountabilities, goals, drive decision making and measure progress.  A common goal is to extend time between intervention from minutes to hours.  In doing so, process quality improves and Overall Equipment Effectiveness continues to rise.  

Research into the improvement journey of well respected and award winning organisations reveals how they approached a range of predictable challenges on the way from reactive to proactive to industry leading capabilities.

Only around 1% of organisations that start that journey achieve success.   The most common reason being a failure of Leaders to recognise the need to adapt priorities, redirect resources and develop new areas of capability.   To learn more about how Leaders in the 1% of companies avoided that pitfall click here

The transition involves significant changes to the roles of Front Line Leaders and Maintenance Engineering.  

Workplace Learning is a really usefull vehicle to support this transition.  We have created a short video explaining how this works.   Click on the link to find out more.

A characteristic of respected and award winning organisations is a clear outline vision of what the future business will look like and an annual review to reflect on progress towards that. That way they are able to lock in lessons learned, understand barriers to progress and refocus performance drivers to remove those barriers.  Click here to access a newsletter containing a diagnostic framework  developed as part of our work with such companies.  This sets out an agenda for discussion for improvement leaders across the organisation. Use it to engage all levels with discussions to capture the current reality, collate ideas and develop action plans to Ratchet up Performance.

Finally you may want to check out our training courses designed to support organisations who are dealing with the challenge of how to Ratchet up Performance