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Thursday, 20 December 2012


Paul O'Neill's safety plan for Aluminum Co of America didn't attain such outstanding profits because of the list he came up with that was focusing on the keystone habits that would impact widespread shifts in other structures of the organization.

In my opinion the plan worked best because of the skyrocketed boost in communication in the organization's rigid hierarchy once his new primal policy has moved through the organization. Of course it was risky and so many changes had to come along in the chain reaction accommodating to the new routine. But
when O'Neill focused on minimizing the injuries of the work force to ''ZERO-INJURIES'' he believed everybody deserves to get back to their families after a long working day as safely as they left their houses and he also believed that each working person shouldn't be scared that feeding their families will kill them, he simply put his HUMAN RESOURCES first. He gave his workforce his thoughts!
O'Neill didn't write at the top of his list ''quality'' or ''profits'' or ''efficiency'' but rather ''SAFETY'' and in very short time costs went down, profits turned up and productivity's caliber raised higher than ever and the company's annual net income was five times larger than before he arrived and its market capitalization had risen by $27 billion. He succeeded to put up ALCOA to the most streamlined Aluminum company on earth.

The smart CEO prioritizes what would give him leverage to get people to give their best and also pays MOST attention to the atmosphere of his workplace, Is it nourishing and appreciative? Does everybody no matter of their title or their position know that they matter? Are they motivated enough? Does everybody know they are part of a whole and that they are really contributing to establishment of a business or profits or a dream?
Make your dream their dream and you get OUTSTANDING performance

Businesses that do not put people first (employees and customers)  will be left behind. This is the new change that corporate organizations need to embrace or else they are doomed to extinct.

(Ps. this should have been a draft. After all, some reflections over O'Neill's)

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