Page 4: Project teams
Project Teams are formed for short periods to address cross Company issues, acting as a problem specific "task force". They include representatives from the various production and support teams involved and provide a method of drawing ideas on solutions from the shop floor.
The Board has recently developed a Mission Statement for the Company which is a brief statement of company aims and values and acts as a guide to employees on Company values. The Business Plan has been condensed into a 20 page version which is copied to each employee, summarising Company objectives and developments for the coming year. A two page summary of the plan is posted on the Company Notice Board .
Each employee participates in an annual appraisal, which is used as an opportunity to identify the training needs of individuals.
Directors address all the workforce together at a quarterly meeting, an extension of the successful use initially of half yearly meetings. The meeting provides an explanation of business plans, forecasts, progress and problems. Questions and suggestions are encouraged.