Scoreboarding: Planning to Win! Part 2 (Includes Video)

For this Part 2 blog, I will repeat just a few things from Part 1, but will be sharing something VERY FEW companies have—large or small—regarding PRODUCTIVITY Scoreboards.

PLEASE STAY WITH ME NOW, during this fairly long blog, as I believe this information—and Part 2 video below—will prove most valuable to you!

Let me begin by asking you the same question I asked in the Part 1 blog:

Would you attend a sports event that didn’t have a scoreboard to let you know at-a-glance, who was winning and who was losing?

I dare say you would NOT!

In most sports you play to WIN, and a scoreboard quickly lets you know whether you’re doing that! It keeps the game interesting and everyone rooting for their team.

People want to know the score—and, simply, that’s what SCOREBOARDING is all about!

It’s the same way in business. With just a GLANCE, everyone should be able to know if they’re winning or losing!

Scoreboards—strategically placed in various departments—are ever-present; thus removing the dilemma of out-of-site, out-of-MIND!

I’ve found, over years of systemization, that there are two huge areas where companies bleed money:

  1. Poor productivity
  2. Rework

This blog and video is meant to concentrate on productivity.

As an owner or manager, an area that’s hard to control is the productivity of employees or team members. The more employees, the more difficult the task, especially without a good system to help you—like floor data collection software.

Owners and managers must consider the following when measuring productivity of employees:

  1. The ESTIMATED time an employee should take to complete a process, and the ACTUAL time taken to complete a process.
  2. What activities an employee is working on—and whether the activity is CHARGEABLE or UN-CHARGEABLE.

Having Floor Data Collection Software is a great start; however, reports must be pulled to get productivity information. But, it costs time and money to have someone do that.

Philip Beyer, founder/president of Beyer Printing and Ebiz Products LLC in Nashville, TN, is a chronic entrepreneur, business systems analyst and consultant, author of "System Busters: How to Stop Them in Your Business," and an InterTech Award recipient for the design and development of System100™ business process management software. Philip speaks to business owners across the country on how to bring lean, sustainable order to their businesses.
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