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a table with a group of people who are building with blue Lego
Productivity Workshop Hosted by Trust Tairawhiti
May 14, 2021
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Digital DMS Launch

Digital DMS

Accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent enforced lockdown and remote working arrangements, it has become apparent that many of the ‘traditional’, low tech tools such as running a DMS (Daily Management Systems) meeting on a physical whiteboard faces significant constraints and/or limitations. This is problem is magnified in organisations that run multi-tiered meeting structures that extend over multiple locations.

But no more! We are now launching our offering for New Zealand: Productivity People have partnered with the internationally leading solution in Digital DMS, iObeya.

We explained in our series on Digital DMS that operational stability as a platform for innovation and growth comes from a well-designed and well-run DMS. The constraints on DMS from physical distancing and multi-locations have not been effectively solved by firms that have used a combination of shared spreadsheets and Zoom. The tactile experience of a team in front of an interactive board – picking up the red to mark up our result for instance – leads to a waterfall of thinking processes all focused on improvement: “What was the issue? What caused this? What do we need to do about this? Who will complete this action? By when?”. If you do not emulate this in a digital format, you will lose the power of DMS.

In all work environments, DMS is a very effective way to engage the people of the enterprise to create stability and business performance. It is visual, transparent, drives action and accountability and therefore results in improved performance outcomes for all stakeholders of the organisation. The Covid-19 pandemic put that all on its head.

Businesses reached for a range of software tools: shared Excel sheets, Zoom or Teams, and other collaboration tools. However, all failed to replicate the powerful tactile experience of a work team standing in front of an interactive whiteboard: a display of teamwork at its best. There are currently very limited product options available in New Zealand in the Digital Whiteboard space.  With this in mind, Productivity People has partnered with internationally leading European company iObeya. Effectively used by numerous leading multinational clients, iObeya has become the solution of choice for Digital DMS world-wide: deployed in over 30 countries, at over 500 companies, with over 500,000 users. Businesses such as Volvo, Airbus, Cartier, AXA, Siemens, GE, Total, Phillips, Renault, Sanofi, Lilly, Electrolux…recognise any names?

We are now ready to Launch digital DMS in New Zealand. Together iObeya and Productivity People can deliver to New Zealand organisations a Digital DMS solution of interconnecting boards, which are tailored for each tier and align with your company’s strategy. Your digital DMS seamlessly combines performance tracking with resource planning and scheduling, standard work completion checks (e.g., 5S audits or inspections) and progress in one-off projects.

These interactive boards streamline your operations through data aggregation, issue escalation and task delegation. Teams across locations and tiers participate in optimised meetings using interactive touchscreen displays, resulting in waste elimination, quality and delivery performance improvement, and/or a reduction in cost, all leading to improved performance. Options range from replicating your current DMS set-up in a digital format (to limit the change the work team experiences), to an upgraded DMS set-up using iObeya many templates and set-ups.

The team at Productivity People are very excited to announce our partnership with iObeya, and together we will bring innovate solutions to New Zealand businesses to further improve and sustain their performance.

Contact Productivity People now for a demonstration of the leading solution in Digital DMS, iObeya.

 

About the authors: Geerten Lengkeek is the Managing Director of Productivity People; Liddy Bakker is the Director for Knowledge Management at Productivity People and the principal contact for starting your Digital DMS journey with iObeya.