E.I.C.I – Employee Involvement in Continuous Improvement
E.I.C.I. is a method which has been
developed by Dr. Michal Shelly
Its purpose is to locate failures in safety, quality and efficiency, jointly with the team of managers and employees.
The rationale of E.I.C.I. is based on the “mixed approach” where the actual involvement of managers and employees who are part of the decision-making process as to their current activity, will lead to adopting their decisions and remaining consistent in their implementation.
Is to identify faults and failures and promote changes, in order to increase efficiency at the workstation, and provide offers for efficiency and corrective actions by the team of employees.
The tool which has been developed is carried out by filming a routine workday at the workstation. Then the film is watched by managers and employees under professional guidance. This is performed while analyzing the conduct at the workstation and locating gaps in the perception of safety. It includes the proper use of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), following procedures, machinery safeguarding, observing quality, distribution of burden among employees, increasing the efficiency of work methods, shortening processes, etc.
The E.I.C.I. process is an advanced tool where safety improvement takes place by recruiting those who are involved in it, and the processes are formulated with the joint participation and involvement of both managers and employees, which guarantees their ongoing implementation.
Added values to the E.I.C.I process:
· Reference to the work environment and location of hazards
· Identification of process shortening, where possible
· Offers for increasing process efficiency
· Recruiting the employees to come up with ideas for corrective actions
· Increasing awareness for ongoing efficiency at the work environment
· Saving money and economic streamlining