Training is something that can disrupt the wrecking of a maintenance program if you are not careful to avoid it. In the high technology world we live in today, people need constant access to new methods and techniques, or they quickly fall behind. In just a few months, one can completely hobble a maintenance organization by simply turning off the funding for training.

Try your best to strangle your training budget down to the bare minimum. Provide no value, and include ample amounts of vendor training aimed at selling equipment. Best practice companies usually budget 80+ hours of quality training per year, per employee.  When your budget accidentally contains money for training, squash this by fabricating urgent tasks that will not allow anyone to go to the training. Or, schedule the training, pay the trainer, and then cancel the class to waste more money.

If you are lucky enough to have no training budget, keep your mouth shut about it. The last thing you want is your maintenance team spending their time in Florida or Las Vegas attending training or a good trade show. When they come back, they will be full of all kinds of wild ideas about how to fix problems and save money. It will take you months to shut them up and make them disgruntled again.

Tune in next week as we continue to expose the secret lives of seriously disturbed maintenance “professionals” with…

The Dirty Dozen Tip #7: Make Sure Everyone Works 60+ Hours a Week

Thank you for joining us for a little fun with reactive maintenance mayhem. All kidding aside, we are proud to share our proven SystemRxMTM program with you. Using our proprietary SmartSequencingTM algorithm, your high performance maintenance program will come together in record time.


About Dave Krings

In 2008, Dave authored the first remotely coached Maintenance Process Optimization Program to help maintenance professionals battle the invisible system behind the scenes that, if left unchecked, undermines production and reliability.

We know how hard you are working to optimize your Maintenance Process…work smarter with SystemRxMTM.

*All items or stories on this website regarding how to wreck your maintenance or reliability program are fictitious. We are using humor as a method to parody how programs and systems claim something positive but are doing the opposite. The purpose of said stories is to entertain and amuse and not to disparage any persons, or institutions, in any way and no malice is intended toward anyone or anything, nor should any be construed from the satirically based stories and fake news items. Any resemblance to persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental or is intended purely as a satire, parody or spoof of such persons and is not intended to communicate any true or factual information about that person. We believe our results show that we do have a system that consistently brings positive results when applied with our SmartSequencing™ algorithm. Please contact us if you want help getting your program producing the results you want.