Castle Brom's TIC Coordinator Ian Caulfield talks people development through TIC
Whilst the works on site are currently upgrading the plant in readiness for our new electric chapter I have been busy giving our workforce an overview of Lean as part of the ‘Your Plant, Your Future’ training programme which sets out key principles for a more engaged future here at Castle Bromwich.
Amongst many improvement tools, Lean focuses on ensuring we have a solid platform from which to build on.
For me, that platform is the great people working here at Castle Brom.
My training sessions focus on both Continuous Improvement and the personnel and business related achievements which can be made from working together as a team.
175 employees across plant this year participated in TIC. They each encountered all sorts of roadblocks on their way to reaching their goal and everyone showed great character and perseverance to overcome these challenges.
Nine successful teams progressed through from our Local Convention to the next stages, but really, all the people who took part were in fact winners in their own right.
There are so many individual development success stories to talk about like the article all about Sue Norman overcoming her fears of public speaking, which you’ll hopefully read through.
Sue’s team unfortunately did not progress but as you’ll read, success in TIC isn’t simply measured on whether you get through to the next convention or not.
With the help of her team Sue has progressed and developed tremendously. Her story is a great example of TIC giving someone the opportunity to push themselves out of their comfort zone and grow in confidence.
My vision is to encourage everyone at the plant to engage in TIC in order to give everyone the same opportunity to develop and demonstrate skills that they never thought they had.
Please continue to build on our platform, choose to participate in TIC this year and know that in doing so you are contributing to a bright future here at Castle Bromwich.