Building a data-driven workplace within manufacturing
Discover the power of using data to drive increased productivity...
Discover the power of using data to drive increased productivity...
In this article, we’ll outline the power of using data as a key performance motivator; and how to ensure sharing it doesn’t involve unnecessary effort.
A Senior Advisor to Microsoft’s CEO was recently quoted as saying ‘Data is quickly becoming the new raw material of business.’ But why is this? It’s pretty simple: highly motivated employees build highly successful companies. And data is the key to that motivation.
Clever, targeted data sharing improves and builds psychological ownership.
In layman’s terms, performance metrics (such as information about deadlines, sprint goal progress, sales or budget goals) create a strong sense of ownership and belonging, including:
It’s worth noting that successfully sharing company data relies on both transparency and efficiency. In other words, it’s key that your team has access to data that will both motivate them and positively influence how they do their job; without creating unnecessary messaging clutter or noise. The sales department doesn’t necessarily need to see the rate at which products leave the conveyor belt, and vice versa.
When it comes to deciding what to share, make sure you consider these parameters:
Data should align and motivate your team by bringing them on the company’s journey.
For example... Remind them how the data relates to your company’s vision and purpose!
Data should set performance expectations.
For example... what’s the baseline OOE that the current team on shift can compare their performance to?
To be truly meaningful, data should be shared as close to ‘real-time’ as possible
Key metrics should be presented in a meaningful way – they should be easy to understand and act on.
Let’s face it – data is powerful; but it’s not easy to ‘free’ those benefits from spreadsheets, enterprise grade dashboards and data warehouses and hubs.
At Vibe.fyi, we’re on a mission to take the headache out of sharing data with your manufacturing teams.
Years of working to help large organisations communicate with hard-to-reach workers (those who don’t sit at their desks, like yours) has taught us that to achieve cut-through, messaging needs to stand out and be actively placed in front of the workforce. Data is no different – it has to be brought to life in a meaningful, visual and vibrant format.
Vibe.fyi has become an essential tool for many companies with a large workforce who need to present complex data to their teams. Vibe.fyi
transforms data (in many cases automatically) into high impact visuals, presented in a snackable format,
and with immediacy so that information is easily understood and retained.
Seamless integration within your digital workplace (i.e. SharePoint, Power BI, Yammer, Facebook Workplace, MicroStrategy and others) and customer satisfaction data (Ask Nicely, Customer Radar, Qualtrics and others) means content delivery can be automated and presented via digital screens and (if employees have them) screensavers and the default browser home page.
Using Vibe.fyi to visualise data insights allows you to:
Keep your warehouse schedule
on-track with live updates on production.
Share progress on shift targets.
Motivate your employees to keep H&S top of mind.
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Employees stop and look at the screens, our deskless workforce say they feel more informed as they saw something before their team leader told them
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VIBE has been 100% effective! Employees stop and look at the screens; our deskless workforce say they feel more informed.