Dinesh Divekar
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dear friends, pls suggest ways to find out idle workers in a company. regards devi
From India, Thiruvananthapuram
Dear Ms. Devi
Give us more information about your company, nature of business, departments available and hierarchy associated with WORKERS.
Based on your reply, will guide you, how to locate idle workers in your company.
Last but not the least, some one is supporting idle workers in your company, henceforth, workers may be enjoying their job by doing nothing.......
With profound regards

From India, Chennai
Dear Devi,
This is in addition to what Khadir has said. Conducting time and motion studies is a age old and proven method of understanding of how the operations and conducted in your company. To begin with, you start with maintenance of the time logs. Analysis of the time logs would automatically shows what's happening in the shop floor.
Secondly, workers' idleness is also a result of breakdown of machines or non-availability of the material.
Thirdly, managers sometimes assign their personal work to their 1-2 pet employees. What they do and what they don't do that nobody knows.
Dinesh V Divekar

From India, Bangalore
dear friend,
ours is TV channel with around 350 employees. the departments include news, cameramen, editors, Eng and IT professionals and techncians,audio, finance etc. In some of the departments, it is often found that even the supervisor himself is sitting idle. We are getting biased information from such supervisors about the idle staffs in their concerned work areas.
Also, we are trying to evolve objective appraisal system for peformance appraisal.
Pls give your inputs in these regards.

From India, Thiruvananthapuram
Dear Ms. Devi,
Let me give an example so that you can understand what is going wrong in your organisation. An XYZ organisation is in the field of ENGINEERING MAINTENANCE & SERVICE INDUSTRY. Their TECHNICIANS are habitual of taking advantage of situation because their immediate supervisor or foreman neither can be after them nor monitor their ACTIVITY(work done) PER MINUTE or TEN, physically but, we can correlate with our TARGETS PER DAY that made them to define "TIME TAKEN TO COMPLETE XYZ TASK AND ITS ASSOCIATED FACTORS - THAT CAN EITHER DELAY THE WHOLE WORK OR SPEED UP THE TOTAL PROCESS" which gave them clear picture and they had succeeded in enhancing their EMPLOYEES PRODUCTIVITY.

Now please try to understand "HOW DID WE SUCCEED", its very simple....Understand the ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES of SUPERVISORS & FOREMAN where you'll find "DELEGATION" on the top of the list. But, just DELEGATING ASSIGNMENT(s) will never enhance productivity,
1) DELEGATION has to be executed based on the TEAM MEMBERS SPECIALIZATION and the KIND OF MEMBER HE IS.
2) It also comes along with MONITORING JOBS ASSIGNED CORRELATED WITH TIME because every process is TIME BOUND
3) followed by CROSS VERIFICATION of the JOB DONE by EFFECTIVE FEEDBACK SYSTEM. If you close that assignment without effective verification(it may contains flaws which need to be rectified) as it may ruin your business...

That means THE TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY WAS PASSED ON TO SUPERVISORS AND FOREMAN and they made it happen through the HIGHER OFFICIALS SUPPORT, which is mandatory....

There are circumstances where employees do rest for a while as "NO ONE CAN WORK AT A STRETCH - 8hours/shift"

You have to cross verify as why your SUPERVISOR is sitting IDLE. Have you ever tried to investigate(biased & 360degree level) at all levels before posting your thread? If not, kindly do your homework....

Based on your reply, i will try my best to sort your issue once for all.......but do remember that, "we cannot try to make everything PERFECT in this world"

With profound regards

From India, Chennai
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