Re: productivity standards
|From:||Mark Hammond <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
It is quite common in industry for histology managers to need to account for
their technicians' output, as we are often required to either cost a particular
job, or at least provide a realistic completion date. However, it can put the
emphasis on quantity rather than quality.
If it is of use, I used to ask technicians to aim for a particular number of
blocks cut per hour, day, or whatever, but with the proviso that they achieve
this within a certain recut rate (which can be decided locally). I would also
take into account the experience and competence levels of each worker and adjust
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:
> Histology is NOT factory work. Every block is different. Some cut
> easily, others are nightmares. I once worked in a lab (for a VERY short
> 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 embedding,
> what time we finished and how much work we produced. I felt like I worked
> in a factory. It also made you feel like quality didn't count, only
> quantity. I think productivity standards produce low morale. I will
> never, God willing, work under those circumstances again. Just my 2
> cents worth.
> > -----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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