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
and or management had destroyed the two great
companies, and they deserved to be bankrupt or entirely

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.

Preventing out-pout
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 room
  • An article in the company newsletter
  • Special parking places for a period of time

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"Out Pout"
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