Stop The Line Conversations

"Stop the Line manufacturing" is a technique introduced by Taiichi Ohno (of Toyota Production System fame) in which every employee on the assembly line is responsible for pushing a big red button (pull the cord) that stops everything whenever they notice a defect on the assembly line." Initially, people did not understand the idea as the dogma at the... Continue Reading →

SpatzAI Theme Song

I asked ChatGPT to rewrite the Flash Gordon lyrics by Queento use as a theme song for our intervention toolkit concept, and it came up with this, with no other prompts and in just a minute. Verse 1: Spatz, A-I, the hero we need Fights for truth, with lightning speed From distant worlds, he's... Continue Reading →

Workplace Protection for Speaking Up

Lately, this idea encouraging workplace team members to speak up and call out mistakes, misbehavior, and misleading leadership has been getting a lot of airwaves. Still, no one seems to be discussing how we can supply sufficient protection during the process.A key to my understanding of this issue is from the quote: “Psychological safety is... Continue Reading →

Blind Misleading the Blind

It's time to get serious about this. I believe it's time we start talking about basic protections that allow workplace team members to speak up rather than listening to the ubiquitous cliches and platitudes that psychologists use to describe the need for psychological safety.

Psychological Uncertainty

The latest buzzphrase is psychological safety. It is aspirational, and as yet, no one knows how to achieve this social construct, but it seems most psychologists are discussing what it will look like and how it might be achieved. I doubt we will. It's a bit like we're drowning while they are describing the water. ... Continue Reading →

Early-stage Misbehavior Intervention Toolkit Vs Positive Behavior Reinforcement Certifiers

POSITIVE BEHAVIOR REINFORCEMENTIt is estimated that the cost of not having a psychologically safe workplace is around $600 billion annually in the US, in employee turnover. So I guess it would be an excellent business to promote psychological safety in whatever form that takes. Most behavioral psychologists are promoting psychological safety nowadays. They mainly focus on positive... Continue Reading →

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