December 2016


Unfairly Treated

Hello Robert Gafeney Here: I would like to say that I am appalled at how some Management personnel are treating their employee’s. You must realize that it is the employee’s that contribute a large % in keeping the Company running and your success depends on your employee’s and Guess what this is nothing new.

Did you know that most employee’s spend more time at work than with their families? Lets take a closer look your employee wakes up depending on their shift and some have to prepare their family and prepare for work maybe 1hr some longer and depending on how far they have to commute to work, that maybe anywhere from 30min to 1hr+ then they get to work and utilize that same time or more commute back home and wind down so work takes up a very large % of their day.

Did you know that more times than not your Employee is already preparing for a negative atmosphere. Which creates negativity within them. Believe me or not knowingly or not knowingly Management is too blame because they have created this animosity this division by the treatment of their employee’s.

In my opinion this stems from very poor training and lack of realization that in the big scheme of thing we are all there for a purpose whatever that may be which depends on the employees purpose. We all wan’t to work in a stress free, Positive environment. Did you know most Companies these days don’t even have a Mission Statement or if they do it is not known by the employee’s. There is no commonality of Vision no common purpose because of this.

The shocking part is that Management has not figured it out yet 80% of issues in your company is not the equipment, the process the procedure etc. it is human error and instead of trying to focus on the “WHY” Management want’s to put down the hammer as most would say and that only is compounding the issue. “COE’s, PRESIDENTS, Upper Management etc. YOUR EMPLOYEE’S ARE NOT HAPPY” You are their Leader “Your Vision Is Their Vision” It’s Your Job to find out why.

Another thing trending and is a shocker to me and most of my Professional’s Associates is that some Companies Employee right out of college without any internal training Kids to Manage people that have been doing the same Job for 10-20+ years. These Kids don’t understanding the value of tapping into this wealth of knowledge so instead they cause division and indignation.

(These Kids which I call them are just Kids because they have no real life experience) don’t know how to Lead so they run around chest poked out creating animosity and destroying the employee’s morale which directly effects their productivity which results in efficiency losses.

Why because a Large % of them wen’t to school for Engineering not Management (In reality I don’t think a Graduate In Management would make a good Engineer, Doctor, etc. So why would these Corporations think a Graduate in Engineering would make a Good Manager, Heart Surgeon etc.? “Specific Education For Specific Profession’s”)

Who am I, you might ask My credentials are in my Profile (Production Manager, Plant Manager, Operations Manager, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt) I have Trained and Managed Teams most of my Life have been deployed to different Facilities to find the root cause of LOP Loss Of Production, Increased Downtime Scrap etc. and…..

Believe me as I tell you, more then none I have had to re-focus and Lead with “MORALE Issues First” as a Lean Six Sigma Practitioner It is always known that most errors are human so these days you have to factor in the equation disgruntled employee’s (Increased Downtime, Absenteeism etc.) “Now You Get The Picture”

It seems from my research, that a large number of people are looking for a way out by researching the work at home industry in massive numbers. This Industry is growing in staggering amounts and most people I have interviewed hate their jobs or their boss however to me it’s all the same because their Boss is a representative of the Company they both work for.

There is a solution to this epidemic. Note: I have Been doing this a long Time I could go on and on with examples of some Fortune 500 Companies that you would not Believe by just a few simple tweaks would increase their productivity to at least 10-20%.

To All Have A Blessed Day Of Abundance and Remember (Do Onto Others as You Would Have Them Do Unto You.)

Robert Gafeney


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