The time invested at AM provided valuable insight into working as a group, not in silos, to move the organization forward to be the best in the industry locally and globally.
Many of the challenging daily tasks consisted of addressing obstacles (animate or inanimate) which impede the safety, quality and production of my unit would leave me exhausted by the end of the shift or the day. Knowing that if resolutions did not manifest themselves by/in some form or fashion, the compounding factor for the next day proved greater.
In order to overcome victoriously, requires everyone with knowledge of the process(es) to contribute--hourly and salaried employees. Sometimes people cause more difficulty than the process. However, when personalities, egos and attitudes have dissipated and everyone has exhaled, getting back to the issue at hand and finally solving the problem creates the most gratifying feeling ever.
beginning to embrace a flexible work schedule for those with small children or aging /ailing parents
we tend revert back to silos and old ways of thinking to resolve issues.