Yes that is a possibility and I guess many are trying it too. What i feel is other than firing people if we can re-analyze the budget and do a re-costing then things might be ok. I oly assuming this might not sound practical though.
No no no. That's not what I meant at all. I was referring strictly to removing/replacing wasteful resources (not their positions completely). Just the people/processes that disrupt efficient productivity.
Well you are right phil but mostly you are reffering to attitudes and working capabilities of the employees. I was reffering to real workers who has the knowledge and the dedication to get the business running. So if you remove them as well then its a crime.
1. If you have a process that involves two people physically having to interact in order to move to the next stage in the process, if it can be automated, automate it! This will remove wasted time & manhours from the process
2. If you have an employee that feels the need to chit chat & get coffee every hour instead of working tasks through to completion, you can ask them to stop this behavior or they will face some type of disciplinary actions. This will also remove wasted resources from operations
Well Phil do you really think processes and people are a wastage for a company ? How do you operate or run a decision to make it operate via the system if you eliminate the human resources ? I dont get it at all
I'm no saying to focus on keeping costs low. What I should have said is keeping waste low (which should always be a priority). If you can get rid of the processes, people, etc that waste your time/money/resources, the operations will be a lot more efficient.
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