It’s thrilling to know that there are so many ways to manipulate and mold the lives of others when you know the tricks for wrecking a maintenance organization, or any organization for that matter.

One popular method for driving morale down and creating an environment of distrust is to establish an unwritten rule that people who want to succeed will work at least 60 hours per week. You can establish some fictional starting and ending times for the workday (say 8am – 4pm), and these are an essential part of your system. Anyone who manages to organize and plan well enough to go home “on time” can be easily identified and reassigned to night shift, weekend duty, or given more work to do until they break.

The company does not need people to work unnecessarily long hours in most cases. In fact, we know that it doesn’t increase output, and results in more mistakes and stress. The system you are building should be designed to create an environment of competition, so everyone feels that they must outlast each other in order to survive. People will create tasks for themselves to look busy, and remain at work for hours after their real work is done. It is in your best interest as a wrecker to ensure that each person regularly misses important family events, and feels compelled to work when they are ill just to please you.

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

The Dirty Dozen Tip #8: Never Say “Thank You”

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.