MDW Program

World-class competitiveness is the result of an organization’s ability to provide quality products or services, faster and more cost effectively than competitors. According to research world-wide on industrial productivity, world-class organizations across the globe apply the following key strategies, they:

  • Focus on simultaneous improvement of quality, speed and cost effectiveness.
  • Establish close links with customers and suppliers. Drive both linear, continuous improvement (Kaizen) as well as non-linear break-through improvements in the work place.
  • Eliminate all forms of waste and make value flow, as pulled by the customer.
  • Apply leadership practices that promote teamwork, continuous learning, participation and flexibility.

The Mission-directed Work Team program is designed to translate these key strategies and principles into meaningful practices that can be implemented throughout an organization.

The program is line-driven and provides leaders and their teams with skills to benchmark themselves against recognized world-best practices thereby identifying and exploiting opportunities for improvement.

The program transforms the front-line of an organization into a productive, participative environment, one with aligned goals and a common purpose. This is achieved by first introducing management to the program in order to ensure that a supportive environment exist in the organization. Management has a critical role to play in leading these efforts.

This is followed by team leader training in the tools and techniques needed to transform the workplace. The team leader is the leader of a “mini-business”; it is here where the success of a workplace transformation initiative is determined.