Your shipyard employees are only as good as their management team. You need to know how to effectively and efficiently manage every aspect of the manufacturing and fabrication of your client’s final product. So how can you improve the quality of management in your shipyard? With a few changes, you can improve your overall quality management process over time. Here are some tips to get you started.
Commit to Improvement
The commitment to quality also needs to be what was once famously called a “constancy of purpose.” You need to not only commit to improving as a manager but create a plan so you can be consistent and purposeful in your actions. Right now, today, commit to yourself, your business, and your employees that quality can and will improve.
While the temptation might be to sweep errors under the rug, there is far too much data that can be collected if you honestly track them. Keep a consistent log for errors, set standards, and create a protocol for deviations. One of the best ways to do this is to use technology and tracking systems to monitor all of the work in your shipyard.
Make Training a Priority
To improve your management skills, you also need to focus on improving the skills of your team. And in a shipyard, that means making training a priority. You assume that everyone knows how to do their job, but reinforcing things like safety are key. Make sure that quality is a part of your new employee orientation. Host quality training for all employees at least once a year.
To better represent your staff, you also need to make sure you keep your day to day tasks in order and organized. Focus on your own workspace and your schedule to make sure you are able to oversee that for everyone else. Technology is one of the best tools to implement this process.
Have a Good Attitude
Finally, Good leadership is about more than just organizational processes and training. A lot of it is mental, and you need to have a good attitude to expect that your employees will follow suit. Try to focus on the positive as much as possible and lead by example. When you show commitment to quality and are excited about it, the changes will come naturally.
Do you want to commit to quality in your shipyard? Contact Hutco to see how we can help today.