10 Commitments: #6 – Teamwork

Number 6, Teamwork, is a key commitment…


  1. No Shortcuts

    We will teach you the safe way, provide you safe equipment, fix it when it breaks. Do it right and safe.

  1. Safety Freeze

    Watch out for others, guide and teach “rookies,” hold others accountable for safe practices.

  1. On Time and Quick Start

    Be there, start timely.

  1. Work Smart – Technique and Consistency

    Learn the right techniques and work at a consistent pace.

  1. Work Hard – Strength and Speed

    Build endurance and push for faster production.

  1. Teamwork

    Teammates support, cooperate, encourage and motivate each others. Be a good team member.We have good people at PalletOne.

    We work on establishing a team chemistry.  When the chemistry is off, we act to change it.

    Teaming is essential in our business.  There are very few jobs which allow one to work in isolation.  We must depend on each other to get our work done.  That requires individuals who will accept accountability.

    Several years ago our team participated in some leadership training led by a guy named Tim Clipson. One of the things that stuck with me from the training was Tim’s TCP Principle.

    Here’s the equation: More T (trust) leads to more C (communication) which results in more P (productivity).  It’s a formula for success but it is also a tool for diagnosing.

    If productivity is not what you want it to be, you spend some time assessing the level of communication and trust.  Fix those things and you see the perk up in productivity.

    Teams functioning are a beautiful thing.  A dysfunctional team sticks out like a sore thumb.  At PalletOne, when we observe team dysfunction, we have to work on individuals until we see teamwork come to pass.

  1. “Customer Quality”

    Know your customer and exceed their expectations.

  1. 100% Uptime

    Learn to understand your tools and machines. Maintain them. Report little things before they become big.

  1. Lean and Clean

    To run lean, we must have good housekeeping. Keep your area clean.

  1. Better or Worse?

    If you are not moving toward excellence, you are drifting toward mediocrity.