Minimizing the “implementation gap” between the potential of systems and the level of utilization by employees is a major challenge for companies today. Concentrating management staff on the production line and thus at the point of value creation concerns much more than just control. Shopfloor management creates identification among staff where management has created distance from behind the desk. And the stronger this sense of identification is, the more employees will be engaged, resulting in maximum value creation to achieve the company’s goals.
The tools of shopfloor management create opportunities for effective leadership. However, these tools can only be used properly and applied when action is taken to develop leadership skills – this will guarantee greater staff motivation and sustained success. The toolbox of leadership includes performance measurement systems to improve achievement of the company’s goals as well as effective meeting management and motivational techniques.