A leading building materials and solutions provider, Holcim (Schweiz) AG – a subsidiary of the worldwide LafargeHolcim Group Ltd – offers cement, aggregates and ready-mix…
From operations processes and workforce communication to customer service, Kaizen proposes that company-wide change is possible through sustained development and education.
With a digital distribution method, continual improvement is streamlined and more easily achieved. We map how Beekeeper can play an essential role in consistently reinforcing the key components of the Kaizen method, which are also core functional tenets of our operational communication platform.
Leadership has the most important role in modeling this for their workforce. Managers likewise have to show a commitment and demonstrate guidance. With SaaS-based digital communication tools, features like communication streams and secure group messaging allow management to push messaging across the organization easily and quickly. This means your workforce gets the information they need in real-time to perform their jobs faster, reducing any room for speculation or the spread of misinformation due to outdated info.
For non-desk workers, a digital communication tool provides a virtual meeting place to instantly collaborate or get answers faster from fellow colleagues, in a convenient and familiar mobile format. Communication streams can be differentiated by team, location, or shift. Calling from chats relieves having to trade personal info, and allows quick syncs to happen from directly within the employee app. A mobile communication tool also provides:
A forum for voting and sharing ideas, the Innovation app helps to create full transparency and oversight over submissions. Knowing their voice is heard and that concrete action is possible to make their ideas a reality is a huge boost for team productivity and morale.
With the Innovation app, frontline workers can participate in voting rounds for ideas in regular, monthly or quarterly frequencies. This shows both trust and that their opinions and suggestions are valued, an exemplary way of building Kaizen methodology directly into your chosen digital communication tool. Ideas that receive the most votes can be evaluated for implementation, and then communicated out via Beekeeper.