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5 reasons why you should encourage your employee to watch television at the factory

Why should I install screens in my factory? After all, we’re not paying employees to watch television. Of course, we’re not broadcasting the hockey game, we are using the screens as a working tool. Digital display on the production floor lets you:

  • Display quality and performance indicators;
  • Improve your OSH prevention;
  • Issue communications from human resources;
  • Give and reinforce training;
  • Communicate changes and spontaneous information.

Performance and quality indicators

Democratizing information by displaying performance indicator is a good way to improve employee commitment and to support them in their work. For instance, we can display:

  • The status of products (in production, finished, ready for delivery);
  • Performance (Real production vs projected production);
  • Cycle time (standard time vs real time);
  • OHS stats (time since the last accident, number of heat strokes);
  • Quality indicators (good/total, number of rejects).

Of course, such indicators are much more interesting when up to date. This is why you should do business with a company that can display your performance indicators automatically. This way, you are sure to have a screen whose content is always a reflection of reality.

Now that everyone can see their performance, do not hesitate to send a congratulatory message to thank them for their good work.

The figure below shows a concrete example of what could be displayed on a screen

Performance and quality indicators

OHS prevention

Digital display can help your company improve its occupational health and safety (OHS). You can:

  • Inform about risks and dangers.
  • Convey safety rules.
  • Call for vigilance.

Since the messages are easily modifiable, you can adapt them to the time of day, work shift, or the screen’s location. We therefore ensure that the right information is sent to the right people at the right time.

With a touch screen, you can signal sudden and temporary risks directly on the screen and quickly inform everyone of the danger. For example, if a worker sees an ice slick, he can immediately flag the danger on the screen to share the information with his colleagues.

The image below shows a concrete example of what can be shown on screen for prevention purposes.

Example of display screen in factory

Human resources communications

There is a lot of important information to communicate in factories, which is why there is often one or more bulletin boards. Those are often overloaded.

Thanks to digital display and a good content strategy, you can remove the bulletin board and display your information attractively and efficiently:

  • New positions to fill;
  • Birthdays;
  • Upcoming events;
  • Union information;
  • Company history;
  • Internal culture;
  • The cafeteria’s weekly menu.

Training

The key to learning is practice and repetition. To ensure that your employees remember their last training properly, you can use digital display for simple reminders and to repeat your message.

For more interactivity, it is also possible to setup touch screens to that employees can receive training or consolidate their learning. For example, through videos that show how to use specific tools.

 

Display use for training in factory

Communicate changes and spontaneous information.

Communicating a change in a factory can be a perilous task for many reasons, since the following situations will probably happen:

  • Employees don’t have access to their email;
  • Employees don’t have access to phones;
  • Employees are not working the same shifts;
  • Employees are not looking at the bulletin board.

If I have important information to communicate to my employees on a given morning, I don’t want them to see it this afternoon, much less the next morning. This is why an efficient communication solution is important.

Digital display can broadcast this information quickly, visibly, and instantly. You are certain that everyone is up to date and aware of the latest modifications to regulations and goals at the same time.

Incidentally, two thirds of employees do not receive sufficient information during an internal change. Poor communication during those periods tends to increase unwanted behavior by 42%.[1]

Finally, digital display simplifies and reinforces your communications. Become a “smart factory”, communicate efficiently and ecologically.

 

[1] http://www.slideshare.net/ldickmeyer/cost-of-poor-internal-communications-912

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