Change is no stranger to any business, especially manufacturing.
Change is required and it is constantly evolving to meet customer needs and to stay ahead of changing markets. Discovering that there must be change shows other skills, such as leadership and communication that will benefit you in the long run, even if when telling your boss that need to change a process implemented by them.
How Do You Tell Your Boss The Process They Implemented Needs To Change?
Tell a story!
In business and manufacturing there will always be changes that are controversial or will receive push-back. New thoughts and ideas result in big benefits for the company. Tell the story of a past process change that was implemented and how the outcome benefited production, the company, the employees and its clients.
Present the new process with facts and proof that it works just like the last process change. Talk about the results of the last change and its tangible outcomes (increased productivity and/or profits).
Use quantifiable results whenever possible. It shows that you followed-up and were aware of the impact on the entire process. And remember change rarely occurs with just one person, be sure to share the credit and push-back will be minimal.
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