Original Date: 07/21/2003
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Best Practice : Target Vision
To keep employees informed of important information in real time, Electric Boat Corporation, Quonset Point Facility installed Target Vision TV and Readerboards throughout the facility.
Electric Boat Corporation, Quonset Point Facility (EBQP) occupies 85 acres with 14 acres under one roof. Attempting to communicate important messages to employees over such a large span of space was difficult. Needing a method that was wide-range and consistent to disseminate important information throughout the organization, EBQP deployed Target Vision, commonly known as EBTV. Target Vision incorporates 13 televisions and three Readerboards into a message system that is accessible to all employees in all areas.
The televisions and Readerboards are located in high-traffic areas where employees can take a few seconds to obtain information on a wide variety of topics, including General Dynamics’ announcements, emergency information, Electric Boat events and announcements, weather, news, sports, and stock quotes. Target Vision “slides” display information in an easy-to-read format with differing backgrounds for each message. The Readerboards are a scrolling source of information similar to the method used to display stock prices. Just as with the televisions, Readerboards provide an instant information source for employees at work.
With an abundant amount of information to disclose, EBQP needed an easy-to-use software system. The company adopted a system called Enterprise Edit, which enables an administrator to create and edit the information on the Readerboard and the television. This has proven to be very suitable in communicating information in a timely manner.
The EBTV System can be utilized to broadcast video training to teams of employees. A selected training video will run at specific times during a two-week period to enable a production supervisor to select a time that best fits a production schedule without the burden of scheduling a trainer to fit production schedules or making shift changes.
The implementation expense for Target Vision was less than $150,000 and has been beneficial to labor and management as a real-time, flexible solution to the communication needs of the facility and the corporation.
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