How can an LCD Screen Increase your Productivity?
One of the major steps toward improving your service delivery process is gaining visibility of the daily field operations.The step after that (the one that makes the financial difference) is being able to smartly act upon this information in real time. I recently had the privilege to witness the value of VISIBILITY up close, while implementing a hosted solution at a large Utility company in the U.S.
During the first morning of implementation, the LCD screen was switched on and people were watching the news and weather updates.
During the course of the day, the channel was switched and the screen showed the ClickSchedule Client. At first nobody other than the dispatchers understood what they were looking at. The screen started to attract more attention and supervisors began to ask if they could see his/her team’s current location.
This prompted a chain of events as the supervisors started to pick up the phone and fire out instructions in order to make the day more efficient.
One of the dispatchers said “Hey, this is unbelievable! If I want to know if one of the jobs is in danger of missing the commitment date, all I have to do is look up at that monitor and see if I have a jeopardy alert highlighted in Red”.
The crews coming back at the end of the day (15:30) could view how many jobs they had completed and how many were left incomplete. The visibility to the other crews performance prompted a completion rate race to see who would complete more jobs.
How incredible is that benefit for the price of one LCD monitor?