The manufacturing industry has a unique set of challenges. Over the course of his career, Rob has developed a variety of resources that help managers and executives make their businesses work better. Here are a few tools for your use. If you have questions or would like to discuss these further, drop Rob a line.
COVID-19 Response Resources
The spread of COVID-19 and associated mitigation strategies are creating many challenges in the manufacturing industry. Below, I've linked to resources that may be helpful to your business during this difficult time.
The People Analyzer™
This tool is called the People Analyzer™, and it’s part of EOS®, the Entrepreneurial Operating System®. Once a company has identified its core values, and key accountabilities have been defined for each role, the people analyzer helps to identify strengths and weaknesses in the workforce.
The beauty of the People Analyzer lies in its simplicity. Rather than doing full-blown performance reviews, the leader simply responds with one of the following: +, -, or +/-. The + (plus) symbol means that the person lives that attribute most of the time. The – (minus) indicates that the person often doesn’t exhibit this attribute. The combination +/- (plus/minus) means that the person is somewhere in the middle.
The reviewer is looking at how the person matches with the core values of the company. These core values are listed in the top row of the tool. Please note that if you have more or less than four core values, some formulas will need adjustment.
The other three areas for review are GWC.
- G stands for “Get it.” Does the person understand what the role is all about?
- W stands for "Want it.” Does the person want to do the role?
- C stands for “Capacity.” Does the person have the capacity to do the role? Capacity can encompass skills, intellect, and ambitions.