Why do you need Job Methods
If you struggle to achieve continuous improvement and you need more practical skills on how to succeed.
Job Methods is a structured way to quickly organise the improvement process step by step, creating better results at low cost or no cost.
Learning to see
Learn to see all the details to really understand the current method
Create new ideas quickly
Spark many new ideas by questioning every detail of the work
Help you find the ideas that improve the work and eliminate unnecessary details
Learn how to make the work safer, easier and more reliable
A user-friendly 4-step method and a simple template make improvement work quick and easy
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Our approach: The Enabling Process
A transformative approach that helps organisations build their capabilities, achieve operational excellence, and drive sustainable success.
The Enabling Process for Job Methods is divided into 3 main phases, built on the 40% – 20% –
40% learning model, which illustrates how the outcome of a development activity should
not just be seen as a singular event — but as a continuous learning process.
1. Getting ready
Understand your problem
Prepare pilot studies
2. Skill building
3. Cascading & sustaining
Rollout in the organisation
The Job Methods approach
The Job Methods approach originates from the challenge to deliver greater quantities of quality products and services in less time by making the best use of people, machines and materials now available.
Job Methods focuses on “How can we quickly improve today with what we have?” This kind of improvement does not call for significant investments or long-term considerations. Job Methods enhance our ability to look at the work, understand all the details, and generate new ideas. It helps us determine what we can eliminate from the existing process here and now.
Job Methods deliver a good, solid methodology to reduce unnecessary details that all jobs contain. The intention is to improve and get more throughput without stressing or constraining people doing the work. The aim is to make the work safer, easier and more reliable.
There is a high degree of people involvement in Job Methods. The more involvement of people doing the work, the better. They know the process and by following the 4-step method they will quickly generate new ideas. Job Methods build the skill of how to continuously improve the work.
What are the elements of Job Methods
Understand the details of the job
Everything starts with the ability to capture all the details and understand the current method. We practice observing and understanding what happens and how it affects safety and performance. What kind of physical or mental effort is there? How does the workplace and product design impact the flow?
Question everything and develop a new method
Improving is based on our ability to generate new ideas and look at the work from new perspectives. In Job Methods training, we practice a questioning pattern that sparks idea generation. The Ideas then lead to a decision process to develop the new method. Not all ideas are good ideas.
Apply the new method
Many improvements “die in the drawer” due to slow internal approval processes and bureaucracy. Quick approval is based on how early we secure support from people doing the work and relevant stakeholders responsible for safety, quality, production and cost.