People Improvement thru' (TEI)

"If you want 1 year of prosperity, grow grain.

If you want 10 years of prosperity, grow trees.

If you want 100 years of prosperity, grow people."

......A Chinese Proverb

"Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them."

......ABRAHAM LINCOLN

"Perhaps a man's character was like a tree, and his reputation like its shadow;

the shadow is what we think of it, the tree is the real thing."

......ABRAHAM LINCOLN

"If I had six hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend the first four hours sharpening the axe."

   ...... ABRAHAM LINCOLN


What is Total Employee Involvement (TEI)?

Total Employee Involvement is an empowerment technique where employees participate in actions and decision making that were traditionally reserved for management.

What techniques are commonly deployed for Total Employee Involvement (TEI)?

There are a number of good techniques that facilitate involvement, more important ones being:

  1. 5S Housekeeping,

  2. Machine 5S (Autonomous Maintenance),

  3. Kaizen,

  4. Gemba Kaizen,

  5. Quality Circles and

  6. Problem Solving

Operations professionals as well as others should know the principles and practice of these techniques.