Give a structure to your organisation!

The one reason I find predominant for the failure of SMEs becoming corporates is the structure of the organisation. An organisation in many ways resembles an organism. Our human body as an example of extremely complex organisation. Each of the organs has to perform to its fullest for a happier living. At the same time, each organ is expected to play only its intended purpose, We do not expect our hands to do the job of legs. In most of...

Read More →

Less is more – In Communication as well

Single Minute Exchange of Thoughts What is SMED? What is SMET? In order to understand this, we need to know SMED. SMED or the Single Minute Exchange of Dies is a concept developed in Toyota Motors in Japan. People tried to reduce the time lapsed during the changeover activities of die punching machines from several hours to Single Minute. They successfully demonstrated that changeovers could be done within 9 minutes. Hence, it is also termed as Singe-Digit Minute Exchange of...

Read More →

Communicate as a Leader

Communicate as a Leader To be a leader, it is very important to understand and chose how to communicate. Many of us take too much time and energy to communicate but end up creating a wrong impression. There are 4 levels of people based on how they communicate. Complainers People those who talk about their worries most of the time. They are not interested in listening but will transfer their pain. Example - the news readers, gossipers. Chit-chatters People those who...

Read More →

How to write a simple but effective SOP (Standard Operating Procedure)?

What is a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)? SOP or the Standard Operating Procedure is a document that describes how to carry out a sub-process (or a short process). Who needs an SOP? A new employee taking up the responsibility for completing the process Supervisors, quality inspectors, auditors etc., who verifies the correctness of the way the process is being carried out Trainers/superiors who provide training to the new employees. Different levels of Processes You may be aware that in an...

Read More →