Our Andon System for Discussions

Adapted from: Wikipedia Andon System of manufacturing. From Wikipedia:  "An Andon system is one of the principal elements of the Jidoka quality control method pioneered by Toyota as part of the Toyota Production System and therefore now part of the lean production approach." END.Also know as Stop-the-Line manufacturing. What is an Andon Discussion - Object123Andon gives every worker the ability and empowerment to... Continue Reading →

How to Save Billions of Dollars Globally on HR and Management.

How do we save billions of dollars globally on HR and management fees? Easy! Simply create a one-on-one, self-moderating procedure that teams can use to to help resolve their behavior disputes with fellow team members or their manager. We call ours Object123 . Then create a social network of independent peers that are willing to review and adjudicate any disputes that we have trouble resolving using this tool. We call our the Disputz Network . And that's it.

Something New in Safety?

Lately, I seem to be hearing a lot about psychological safety as a new strategy to help teams perform more effectively in the workplace. Let's be clear; there is nothing new about the concept. The term was first coined in 1965 by MIT professors Edgar Schein and Warren Bennis, who argued that psychological safety was... Continue Reading →

Safety for Speaking Up!

SPEAK UP FOR SAFETY or SAFETY FOR SPEAKING UP? I am not from the safety industry but I seem to be continually drawn into this area. I've only just caught on that the following mantra is probably what most safety officers in the industry use, ie SPEAK UP FOR SAFETY! But what if we need... Continue Reading →

Your Real-Time Protection is Now Activated

For the last 15 years, I have been developing and simplifying the basic precautions & protections that team members need to resolve all minor & significant disputes satisfactorily. Using a self-organizing system means it is essential middle managers put themselves out of a job, as some 25% of all unresolved disputes involve managers with their... Continue Reading →

Shield of Protection

Most authors on organizational behavior, such as Amy Edmondson, Timothy Clark, and Kim Scott, seem only to offer psychological insights on how team members should behave towards each other rather than specifying how to actually protect members from misbehaving and toxic managers. Imagine if every organization was obliged to provide a standard "shield of protection"... Continue Reading →

Death by a Thousand Cuts

Ever wondered why a business or personal relationship fails? Most people never do, deeming it just too painful or complicated to try. Well, I have wondered most of my life and come up with the simplest and most obvious answer—death by a thousand cuts. In other words, simply too many nasty and unresolved disputes. Obvious,... Continue Reading →

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