RE: productivity standards
|From:||"Morschauser, Andrew" <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
I would be interested to know the turnover rate of techs in those labs
with strict productivity standards.
> From: Mark Hammond
> Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2001 11:02 AM
> To: Horn, Hazel V
> Cc: 'lizellis'; Histonet
> Subject: Re: productivity standards
> Dear all,
> It is quite common in industry for histology managers to need to account
> their technicians' output, as we are often required to either cost a
> job, or at least provide a realistic completion date. However, it can put
> emphasis on quantity rather than quality.
> If it is of use, I used to ask technicians to aim for a particular number
> blocks cut per hour, day, or whatever, but with the proviso that they
> this within a certain recut rate (which can be decided locally). I would
> take into account the experience and competence levels of each worker and
> thier targets appropriately. You obviously cannot expect a new recruit to
> produce either the quantity of quality of an old hand.
> "Horn, Hazel V" wrote:
> > Liz,
> > Histology is NOT factory work. Every block is different. Some cut
> > easily, others are nightmares. I once worked in a lab (for a VERY
> > time), that had productivity standards. (and by the way, I did meet the
> > standards) We had to write what time we started cutting and/or
> > what time we finished and how much work we produced. I felt like I
> > in a factory. It also made you feel like quality didn't count, only
> > quantity. I think productivity standards produce low morale. I
> > never, God willing, work under those circumstances again. Just my 2
> > cents worth.
> > Hazel
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: lizellis [SMTP:email@example.com]
> > > Sent: Wednesday, February 21, 2001 7:36 PM
> > > To: Histonet
> > > Subject: productivity standards
> > >
> > > Do any laboratories out there have any written( or unwritten )
> > > productivity
> > > expectations for their Histotech staff?
> > >
> > > Example; embedding 50/60 blocks an hour or more ?
> > > cutting 20/30 blocks an hour or more ?
> > >
> > > Thanks in advance for the information.
> > > Liz Ellis
> > >
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