Key to Effective Process Improvement – Invert the PyramidSteve Cappella
Many companies these days tend to centralize industrial equipment purchasing decisions. Centralization is fine for redundant and contract driven purchases, however, often contracted vendors tend to stay stagnant not wanting to challenge the status quo.
Process Improvement should not be something pushed down from the top of the food chain, but from the bottom up where the process actually takes place.
This Inverted Pyramid management style ensures that all personnel at the source of the problem or opportunity participate in the creative improvement process as a team.
Empowering employees for advancement to the next level based upon merit versus status are additional attributes of the Inverted Pyramid Leadership Style.