Soliciting ideas from employees and turning suggestions into action  Case Studies


GE Work-Out - Rattlers Pythons - two types of problems solved




Problem Solving Strategies: 4 Levels  Case Studies



❶ Chose the issues to be discussed.

❷ Select the appropriate cross-functional team to tackle the problem.

❸ Chose a "champion" who will see any Work-Out recommendation through to implementation.

❹ Let the team meet for three days, drawing up recommendations to improve your company's processes >>>

❺ Meet with managers, who make decisions Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book on the spot about each recommendation.

❻ Hold more meetings as required to pursue the implementation of the recommendations.

❼ Keep the process going, with these and other issues and recommendations.



The Work-Out program was a way to reduce bureaucracy and give every employee, from managers to factory workers, an opportunity to influence and improve GE's day-to-day operations. Ultimately, the goal of the Work-Out program was to "clean up" GE, to make workers more productive and processes simpler and more clear-cut.

Work-Out was also designed to reduce, and ultimately eliminate all of the waste hours and energy that large organizations typically expend in performing day-to-day operations.  >>> 


Jack Welch advice business quotes

Giving people self-confidence is by far the most important thing that I can do. Because then they will act.

Jack Welch



25 Lessons from Jack Welch  Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book