Today's Bizerm™ is “Out Pout".
We all know output is the product of our efforts in manufacturing or
creating something new. Sometimes teams work in harmony but not
always. Even the best of teams may start out cohesive but once
pressures mount as things go wrong or a deadline approaches too
quickly, an attitude develops. Max calls this "out-pout".
During the auto industry’s struggles of the 2007-2008 era workers at
General Motors and Chrysler awoke each day to hear news stories
alleging their work was inferior, the UAW and or management had
destroyed the two great companies, and they deserved to be bankrupt or
At the same time Ford employees heard their company was still viable
and had great prospects for a profitable future. Obviously this affected
the output. Negative work environments cannot help but hurt
productivity and, in some cases, quality.
Out-pout can quickly become happier output by rewarding the staff that
worked on it. Here are several low- or no-cost ways you can turn out-
pout to output:
- A personal letter to all that worked on the project
- Acknowledgement on the employee bulletin board or in the lunch
- An article in the company newsletter
- Special parking places for a period of time
Use this term for developing skills in these areas:
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