Human Resources

Record of Events

Today’s business world is fast paced, with a multitude of information coming at people constantly throughout the business day.  This constant barrage of information will result in some items getting forgotten if not written down. Events around employee performance are critical to note for future discussions (both positive and corrective). The Record of Events (ROE) Card is a quick and easy way to record this critical information in a clear, concise and consistent manner.

ROE

9 Block Performance Evaluation

Performance Management in organizations is a critical skill for Leaders and is a process that is highly impactful on overall organizational results. For people to do their best, they need to know what is expected of them, and receive regular feedback on how they are doing.

Originally introduced by General Electric, 9 Block performance reviews are a simple, yet effective means of conducting the performance evaluation review process. The template is also useful in displaying the overall performance levels of teams, showing how each individual falls within the 9 Block framework. This can be particularly beneficial when looking for high potential candidates to fill future key roles.

9 Block

Operations Management

Action Plan Register

The Action Plan Register was developed to aid teams and individuals who are experiencing difficulty keeping track of the status of activities that the team members have been assigned or have agreed to do.

The purpose of this tool is to identify the various actions to be worked on, to confirm who is responsible for which actions, and to establish the timeline for completion of those actions.  The tool will assist in tracking the status of agreed upon action items.  It serves as a visual reminder of the task status and maintains a record of accomplished as well as outstanding tasks.

Action Plan Registers are an effective tool at daily operations meetings for tracking short cycle items.  They are also very effective for routine periodic meetings (weekly/monthly) where teams are focused on improving the current state or monitoring outstanding actions.

Action Plan Register

Daily Activity Log

Today’s business world, and life in general, is fast paced, with a multitude of information coming at people constantly throughout the business day. Regardless of an individual’s position within the organization, most people have far more to do than time permits, which makes time management and the ability to prioritize key tasks an essential part of achieving acceptable levels of work performance.

The daily activity log sheet was developed to aid individuals who are experiencing difficulty meeting the various demands on their time. The purpose of this tool is to identify the various tasks being worked on during the workday, and in highlighting some of the major items that consume the most time.

Daily Log Sheet

Problem of the Day

Problem solving is a critical aspect of running any business but is often overlooked or done in a way that really only treats symptoms of the problem and not the root of the problem itself. The Problem of the Day worksheet is a first level problem solving tool designed to take on and treat one problem at a time. It can either be the tool that solves the problem once and for all if it is not too complex or the steppingstone to a more detailed root cause tool for complex problem solving. The use of the Problem of the Day format will add rigour to the task of problem solving without adding a lot of complexity.

Problem of the Day

Daily Observation Tour

The purpose of a Daily Observation Tour is to make contact with each employee each day in a structured format and to observe what is happening. It is not to stop friendly, normal interaction but to reinforce specific standards while making that contact.

The Daily Observation Tour, at its heart, is a standards review. It shows the employees what is important. It also adds structure to follow-up and communications.

Daily Observation Worksheet

Process Improvement

Value Stream Mapping Symbols

The VSM symbol sheet is a visual indication of several of the main value stream mapping symbols that are used when conducting value stream mapping exercises using the ‘Learning to See Method’. One of the strengths of this method is a standard convention for documentation of the process being analyzed, therefore it is critical to understand the symbols that make up this standard convention.

VSM Symbols

5S Audit

5S Workplace Organization is one of the key foundational Lean tools and is often the starting point for any organizational Lean transformation. Those who have embarked on the 5S journey have experienced the challenges of implementing such significant change, and in particular, as it relates to sustaining their improvement efforts.

The 5S Shop Audit form is the tool utilized to implement the “5th S”, sustaining the improvement, so that the organization doesn’t fall back into old habits and fail at implementing Lean transformation.

5S Audit

Project Charter

The Project Charter is an agreement among project team members and stakeholders, and helps to clarify what is expected from project team members. It is a summary statement of the scope, objectives, schedule, budget, and participants in a project. It provides a preliminary description of the roles and responsibilities, outlines the project objectives, identifies the main stakeholders, and defines the authority of the project manager. It describes how the project will be measured and how change requests will be managed.  It serves as a reference of authority for the future of the project. The terms of reference are usually part of the project charter.

The Project Charter will help to control “Scope Creep” and is considered industry best practice.

Project Charter

A3 Continuous Improvement Project Reporting

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