Edward Ballo has had many opportunities to evaluate the performance of EHS functions at the site and corporate level. A typical EHS functional performance assessment would be performed by speaking with teams and organizational leaders, reviewing results, evaluating processes, morale and functional turnover. A report would be created and then analyzed followed by reflection on the report to facilitate the teams and leadership implementation of functional changes and improvements. Edward would then generate an improvement plan and meet with stakeholders to get their buy-in for next steps.
An example of an EHS functional performance assessment took place when Edward became a new EHS leader for a business he supported. It became apparent that the environmental, safety, health and facilities teams were fragmented, not only in proximity, but also in serving a joint mission. The first step that was taken was to inform the team that his expectation was that they needed to work together. The second step was securing a space where the team would sit together, rather than be fragmented in different locations. The third step was the introduction of the bullpen setting. The value of the bullpen setting was learned after reading the Toyota Production System manual. The fourth step was to create a workspace that was collaborative and as open as possible while still maintaining a productive work environment. There were windows for natural light, white boards on all four walls, which were provided for team workouts, and small meeting rooms for personal and customer meetings. Every day at 8:00AM, the entire team participated in a 15 minute Tiered Accountability Meeting. Safety/Environmental, Quality, Delivery, Inventory and Productivity was reviewed for the entire function. Many personnel changes were made due to fit and capability.
As a result, Edward was promoted and entrusted with four more departments to lead. However, before leaving this position, he was also given credit for having taken one of the weakest teams in the business to having the highest performing work team.
Contact Edward Ballo with e3s Consulting for EHS functional performance assessment of your business or organization.