The Challenges of Engineering Team Meetings
Engineers are typically problem solvers, and prefer to solve problems on our own, and hate engineering team meetings. Learn how the DELMIA 3D Lean Team Player role improves meetings.
Engineering teams face inherently difficult problems. The amount of data and the complexity of the problems lead to disconnected solutions and a decision-making process that is often top down. Engineers are typically problem solvers. We often prefer to solve problems on our own and hate engineering team meetings that we think are wasting our time.
Unfortunately, most meetings do little more than restate a problem and then assign tasks for people to work on until the next meeting.
Common problems with meetings
To work as a team and solve problems requires that we address the issues with how we interact.
- Lack of Structure – Many meetings waste time due to a lack of focus and agenda.
- Complexity – Standalone software like Zoom or Teams does not integrate well with engineering data to make it easy for teams to collaborate remotely.
- Too Much Data – We need software that is easy to use and tailored to our needs to see specific KPIs and reference material quickly.
- Disconnected Teams and Data – We need a solution that is the focal point of the meeting, not a way for us to solely see each other remotely. Screen sharing and whiteboards are nice but for true collaboration, we need to see the data and interact with it even when we are not in the same room.
So how do we solve these problems and improve meetings…?
Solution is the DELMIA 3D Lean Team
The DELMIA 3D Lean Team Player role, on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform, helps put lean principles into action to address operational waste, variability and efficiency by engaging the next generation workforce regardless of where or how they work.
Built on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, DELMIA 3D Lean is a widget-based web app that builds better team relationships and performance despite physical or organizational barriers. Using touchscreens on the shop floor or collaborating virtually with remote workers, it drives constructive team behaviors by leveraging rich content and Lean principles to help teams make better decisions and manage actions. Regardless of role, DELMIA 3D Lean supports different team challenges and goals to continuously improve operational efficiency.
The Lean Team Player role leverages a modern interactive environment accessible to everyone on the cloud. It empowers teams to find new ways to innovate by bringing people together in a structure that guides discovery, analysis and collaboration. Leveraging virtual models of product, process and resources, teams can understand the art of the possible and plan for improvement.
We need to simplify live team interaction no matter where or how people work. We need to communicate in more natural ways, so teams prefer to work together to solve problems.
We need to visualize 3D content and data in a digital lean framework that will allow us to capture the intelligence and knowledge of our team members.
We need to enable action in real time. Do not assign a task, solve a problem. Make this lean decision-making process part of the culture. Have productive meetings that solve problems rather than simply defining tasks.
We have all been in meetings that we know are going nowhere. Let us show you a better way with integrated engineering tools and lean digital environments to increase productivity. You may even look forward to the next meeting.
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