- Schaafheim, DE
- €75 /hr
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To me companies are like ships. Each ship needs a crew. There must be rules, procedures, specifications a.s.o. that guide each crewmember on how to operate a ship when caring outmore...To me companies are like ships. Each ship needs a crew. There must be rules, procedures, specifications a.s.o. that guide each crewmember on how to operate a ship when caring out a mission and how to operate it in the right way, ensuring the mission can be successfully accomplished while not damaging the ship or harming the crew. There must be tools and equipment that enable each crewmember to operate the ship in the right way. The ship and its equipment must be suitable and prepared for the type of mission it carries out. In addition the ship must be robust enough to safely carry the crew in rough weather conditions that can be expected to occur in the chosen area of operation. When the crew wants to accept a new type of mission or wants to enter a new area of operation it will prepare the ship for the new type of operation and ensure it is robust enough. As the crew gains experience with the new type of operation it will continue to make modifications to the ship and its operating procedures ensuring that it can carry out the next mission even better prepared.
The crew knows that there might be many acceptable ways of carrying out a particular job on the ship, some of them considered better than others. Each option may require different individual abilities and skills as well as tools and equipment. The crew also agrees on that there should be only one right way of carrying out a particular job applicable to the ship. The right way should be defined as the one that suits best the agreed on requirements of the area of operation, the mission type, the ship and the group of crewmembers assigned to carry out the job as part of their normal duties. If there is still more than one option the procedure causing the group of crewmembers the least effort when carried out shall be defined as the right way. They agree on that in emergency situations every crewmember having a minimum required set of abilities and skills shall be able to successfully accomplish the job when following the procedure. Thereby it shall be ensured that the mission can still be successfully accomplished if assigned crew members are unavailable by any reason and without causing damage to the ship or harm to the crew including himself.
Each crewmember knows how to do carry out his duties in the right way and also has insights on why this is defined as the agreed on right way. As the crewmember gains experience and routine he becomes an expert on the particular job making him a valuable source of information when a new type of mission or area of operation requires change of the procedure. In Addition if he discovers any not yet covered requirement of the operational area, the mission, the ship or the crew he will be at least able to define it so its impact on the current procedure can be assessed and change can be accomplished if required.
It is the captain’s responsibility to win suitable missions for the crew, and sponsor all that is required to ensure that the ship is in good condition and well prepared to accomplish mission success. Each crewmember will be proud of its ship and therefore continuously ensure that it is in good condition and well prepared for each mission. Especially when they see that their commitment has influence on the crew’s share of the profit.
Change should not be something that must be initiated, it should just happen automatically whenever it is required to ensure mission success or when an opportunity comes up to increase the crews share of the profit. Helping companies to get a little closer to this model is basically what I do and what I love to do with passion.
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