Factory Communication Best Practices During a Crisis
Apr 20, 2020 Andrea Masterton

Factory Communication Best Practices During a Crisis

Digitally connecting workers can provide a safe way to communicate and collaborate at a distance (video demo)

For ‘essential’ manufacturers, maintaining ongoing communication with frontline factory workers is more critical than ever because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Keeping information flowing is vital for ensuring worker safety, keeping production running and boosting team morale.

Many manufacturing companies, however, are now facing challenges because they rely mainly on face-to-face interactions and meetings to facilitate communication with factory workers that may not have access to email. This is no longer practical due to the protective measures which require employees to practice physical distancing, quarantine, and work from home when possible.

Luckily, there are solutions, like Poka, that provide a safer alternative. Poka is a performance support app designed for manufacturers that digitally connects factory workers with experts and management so that they can safely communicate and collaborate at a distance.

In the following video demo, you’ll see the different ways manufacturers can use Poka to:

  • Provide workers with real-time updates on corporate policy changes and health and safety guidelines

  • Reduce the need for in-person shift changeover meetings and daily huddles by sharing information digitally

  • Share problems and solutions across production lines, shifts and plants for all workers to benefit from

  • Enable real-time communication and collaboration among all frontline workers

Bottom line: by digitally connecting frontline workers, employees have instant access to all the information and people they need from a distance. This not only keeps everyone safe and minimizes disruptions, it encourages even more communication and collaboration among workers.

Learn more about how Poka supports Business Continuity in manufacturing by reading this article “How to Keep Production Running During the COVID-19 Crisis”.





Continuous learning on the factory floor
 
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