Continuously Learning Organization

By Dr. Alin Posteucă

I recently had experience in large manufacturing companies that sent employees largely only to SoftSkills training programs. Then I had improvement projects with them.

Everyone I talked to about Soft Skills said they had a lot of fun during the course, but that measurable business results didn’t come after months or even years.

To meet the KPI targets, trust, communication, problemsolving etc. they must be addressed in the workplace, they must be connected to the challenges of the company and not in an artificial setting.

Consistent training of people can only be done if the work is well dimensioned and evaluated, if they receive information that will help to solve the specific problems, reliable, rational management messages, constantly in a clear direction, if the measurements are objective and if the people are inspired to be creative. A decisive role is played by professionally and attitudinally credible leaders and robust daily management.

So, do you think SoftSkills programs that are not directly related to specific daily problems bring real and measurable value to employees to meet business expectations and increase productivity and quality and reduce costs at work?

Source: Alin Posteucă on LinkedIn

Dr. Alin Posteucă is a consultant in productivity and profitability, CEO of Exegens® and the author of Manufacturing Cost Policy Deployment (MCPD) and Speed-Based Target Profit (SBTP) concepts. His major research areas include manufacturing policy deployment, manufacturing cost improvement and visible profitability of operational excellence by improving productivity. His recent research includes the impact of Industry 4.0 on planning and developing synchronous profitable operations and on information systems of cost and budget in order to substantially improve the operational unit costs.

He has been actively involved in various industrial consulting and training projects for more than 20 years, delivering training/ workshop programs in Productivity, Innovation, Business Transformation and Leadership for over 5,000 participants.

He has a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and a Ph.D. in Managerial Accounting. He has an MBA Degree and a BA Degree in Accounting and Computer Science and he is certified Public Accountant in Romania. He has published in various research journals and presented papers at numerous conferences and congresses regarding Productivity, Profitability and Industrial Engineering.

Dr. Alin Posteucă is the author of Manufacturing Cost Policy Deployment (MCPD) and Speed-Based Target Profit (SBTP) concepts, published in four books at Productivity Press – Routledge/ CRC, New York (USA).

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