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I’ll bet most of us have known a person in charge who insisted his way or her way was the only way; and usually, he or she made it clear that you better not get in the way; or more simply stated - It’s my way or the highway!

Having just returned from a tour of duty as an officer in Vietnam, I unexpectedly found myself as a plant manager charged with the start-up and operation of what quickly became one of the largest container labeling facilities in the United States. Harry, a much older (WWII Vet) and an extremely wise friend and mentor, quietly observed my style of leadership during the plant’s first year of operation. One day out of the clear blue, Harry said, "Doug, you’re a dictator!" Elaborating, he explained, "While there’s a time a boss needs to be tough, you can’t be that way all the time - it’s no good for the people and no good for the company."

As I thought about what Harry told me, I recalled the "dictators", who crossed my path. Remembering how unproductive and miserable I felt, I thought I would try a different approach with an improvement project I was considering.

Analyzing our productivity, I found certain lines would consistently run better than others. Half of our equipment was purchased used and was over 20 years old, and the other half was showroom-new. Due to a series of model changes, the newer machinery came from the manufacturer in varying stages of configuration. While I knew our difference in output was a result of no two lines being similar, I wasn’t sure of the specifics and decided to learn from the people who were actually operating the equipment. After soliciting ideas and suggestions for 3 months, I met with our engineering department to design and build the perfect line.

When the prototype was ready, I set up demonstrations for each group of the 60+ operators seeking their approval and feedback. Using their responses, I went back to engineering and made corrections to the prototype. Again, I set up more demonstrations to insure our interpretation of the changes met their approval. Finally, using our revised prototype as the model, engineering applied the changes to the remainder of our production lines during our scheduled summer shutdown.

With all the lines now being the same and each incorporating the suggestions and ideas of the people who knew them the best, our productivity going forward improved by an amazing 35%.

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