Why Do Companies Resist Tool Control?
What are the reasons why companies don’t have Tool Control or more systems in their business? Time and experience.
Having all the proper systems in your business can be challenging and can seem unreachable.
Most people would say money is the main reason proper systems are not in place. I strongly disagree !
Businesses do have money, but they may not know about all the systems out there that may work for them.
There are literally, hundreds of ways to control things. Some are very costly and require a lot of money to install. It doesn’t have to be that way.
APB tells people what systems are out there, and what the pros and cons are to each system. Relying on APB’s experience can help a company decide what works for them. Many ideas are fairly inexpensive, and can help control items.
Ideas can take time to implement.
Time is the leading reason, companies fail to install systems that will improve their business.
Any system out there will always take time to install. Valuable company time.
Some operations just don’t have the experience. They are not sure how to add systems that will work for them.
Number three reason: COMMITMENT FROM ALL INVOLVED
I have purposely not had this reason for number one. You can still have some systems at work, yet not have management commitment.
Buy-in has to be for everyone, including management.
Once a system is in place, and a problem comes up, you now can investigate what the root of the problem is. Is it employee carelessness, their attitude, training issue, or company sponsorship?
Company sponsorship, you may wonder about. I knew of a fellow employee that would “borrow” company supplies every day. When he was asked about it, he said, “ Everybody needs a sponsor!” Does your company have a system in place to protect you from these kind of sponsorship deals?
Anyone heard of this saying?
“Things have worked for the last 40 years, why change it now?”
Tool Control can help remove this old school mentality!
We have some amazing technology out there.
This is the time to think outside of the box and take advantage of whats out there.
Culture change, WILL, AND CAN BE, Very hard to change.
It can be done though, with buy-in from all!
How do you get Buy-in?
Get buy-in by leading by example, listening to all questions respectfully, and responding in a reasonable time frame.
Remember, you don’t always have to say yes, but addressing the question properly, should get you some acknowledgement, that you tried.