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Gietech has chosen for a no-nonsense attitude and using common sense as tool. It is clear that it is always possible to find solutions for your problems and for reaching your targets. Lots of systems are presented on internet and by multiple consulting companies. Everyone will tell you the success stories attached to lean manufacturing, 5S, 5M, TOC, Six-Sigma and many others… but few tell you about the required investment, consulting and employee required time. The most amazing thing is that all these systems are based on common sense, which is all over available (also in your company), not complicated and not expensive if buy it (if common sense can ever be purchased). That is the route Gietech wants to go for itself and its customers: use “your” common sense in a no-nonsense way.
Gietech has two main sections:
Gietech Foundry Society (GFS), present on LinkedIn (unlisted group that needs our invitation); name GFS - Gietech Foundry Society.
Gietech Improving Centre (GIC), present on LinkedIn (unlisted group that needs our invitation); name GIC - Gietech Improving Center.
If you want to join it, and you are LinkedIn registered, let me know and I send you an invitation.
TRAINING: A TREND OR NECESSITY?
Training is teaching, or developing in oneself or others, any skills and knowledge that relate to specific useful competencies. Training has specific goals of improving one's capability, capacity, productivity and performance.
The process of bringing a person, team, company to an agreed standard of proficiency, by practice and instruction.
Whatever websites are opened (LinkedIn, Google+…), there is always a lot of blogs and articles and everyone promise that they know now the trick to train in your company.
This is very strange because it suggests that up to now, nothing or very few was done on training and that the world business crisis (which is maybe finished) is due to the lack of (good and effective) training.
Maybe companies see a link with their problems and the training… maybe they realise that the world business society is changing at a high speed and new technics appear one after another in short period of time.
And this popularity is initiated by the company’s request for better training so that the problems can be avoided in the near and longer future. But it is fact to make the correct choice for “your” company because every company is different from the other. There is no solution that is the best for every company, every industry, and every business. And just being a little effective is not sufficient.
Why not having a look at the sports. They are already applying training for 100 of years, changing continuously but present.
Did we ever look into sports?
Every athlete and sports team knows and use training as part of their activity, it is not something complementary, and it is a basic part of it. They use training for improving themselves and their team members. The training is not only there for the newcomers but for everyone, performed again and again as long as the athlete / individual and team are in competition.
The individuals are trained to get the maximum out of their capabilities (which are different for every athlete / team member), using new technics, knowledge about food and condition and even mental support.
The team is trained to have the best fit of all team members for reaching the best result. The team is using continuously improved strategies, depending on their team strength and the competitor.
Every team has a coach. His job is to get the maximum result with the team, using the team members available. The coach is not necessarily the best in this type of sport, but the one that has got a coaching education and type of sports experience. His main strength must be to be able to transfer his knowledge, experience and spirit to the team members.
Team members that are not performing well and regularly show a low training activity will be removed quickly from the team. Team members that do not fit in the team (matching / complementing with the capabilities of the other team members) or do not want to accept the concept form the coach will be removed.
Coaches that cannot get the target results will be removed from the team (whatever their level).
Why talking about sports? Are sports different from business, from companies?
Both have a goal to reach and expect to reach it or achieve a close-by result.
Both, sport teams / athletes and companies will suffer if they do not reach the goal at all. Both have team members (employees) with capabilities and they have to fit in the total team (company). Athletes and employees must try to get the maximum result from their capabilities.
And it is clear that the result of an athlete is depending on his capability and the way of exploding this capability. An athlete should choose the best sports fitting for his capability or he will fail. An athlete that stops exploding his capability will fail when others do better.
A sports team will be successful if their coach can and has the good mix of team members with the required (different) capabilities. He will be successful if he is educated very well and keeps following new trends to explore capabilities of his team members. He must be experienced in the type of sports he is playing in.
He must be able to transfer his knowledge, experience and spirit to the team.
He can be very successful with one team and fil with another.
He must be able to estimate the strength and capability of the other teams he is competing with.
A sports team must be a balance of team members with different capabilities and join the team spirit. Not a single team member is more important than the team itself.
The team members must keep trying to get more of their capabilities in order to fit the balance of the team.
What is the difference between sports and business / company goals / targets and required training?
Why is training in sports a basic element and in business something at the end of the line?