When an organization was struggling with a lack of productivity and $2 million into a $5 million project with nothing to show, Frank Fuglestad was brought in as a consultant to set things right. He discovered that outsourcing the project sent a message to the internal employees that they did not have the expertise to get the job done and were expendable. By moving the work internally and resetting expectations, the organization delivered the project in half the budget and tremendously improved morale.
Now Frank works at Rhea Health, a one-stop shop for worker on-boarding. Frank Fuglestad has over 25 years’ experience in IT and Organizational Development. A partner with Rhea Health in Oklahoma City, he helps companies promote a safe and healthy work environment and improve productivity.
- Different perspectives of productivity lead to complex interactions between them
- National economics, labor and total productivity
- The total of complementary factors on productivity are greater than the sum of their parts
- The ease of bankruptcy in the U.S. allows for greater innovation
- When we get to a certain threshold, working more hours leads to less productivity
- Define important outputs and express them to the workers
- Are we focused on the high-impact goals?
- Is there a way to work smarter instead of harder?
- Information Technology, Lean processes and good HR practices give a big boost to productivity
- It’s not bad to fail, it’s bad to not learn from your failures
- People that don’t sleep well miss twice as many days of work as people who do
- Focus on safety improves the attitude of workers because the company is demonstrating that they care
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- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)