Efficiency is something that we are constantly trying to improve on.
How can we streamline processes and cut down time without disrupting the flow? How can we minimize the cost of a process but keep up the quality? Is there a better program or way to do something that we just don’t know about yet?
We’re always looking to trim the fat.
There are certain areas though, that we won’t trim fat. Well, it’s not that we won’t trim the fat, but it is an area that we will never dare cut a corner on.
So many people cut corners on this. They skip a process or do something that is usually to reduce the cost of something. We see it in the news all the time. Cars that malfunction, toys that are recalled, or products that are not safe to eat.
Making money is important, but not at the expense at sacrificing someone’s well being.
What is talked about frequently, is how we can make our safety procedures more efficient in the case when something does happen; How can we reduce time so we can get that specific person the help they need quickly?
When something happens and the clock is ticking, making sure you can react quickly is key to a positive resolution.
How do you do that? How do you switch into auto-pilot mode when an accident happens? Well, you have a very streamlined and efficient plan.
After speaking with Andy Thompson from EMSHA the other day, he iterated over and over and over to me how important having a good plan is. How much of a difference it can make.
And there is no doubt about that. No doubt at all.