Senior Manager, Organizational Transformation
DuPont Sustainable Solutions
Pre-Conference Workshops: June 4, 2019
Tuesday, June 4th, 2019
3:30 PM Workshop K: Driving Operational Excellence to the Frontline: How to translate the business strategy into action
In this session, DuPont experts will lead a simulation to illustrate best practices for engaging their frontline employees, in order to drive the success of their operational excellence programs. Leaders are invested in getting the most out of their assets. Organizations are turning to operational excellence strategies, but these often fail to deliver desired outcomes. Most failures have nothing to do with the strategy, but can be attributed to poor execution and adoption by the frontline employees who are doing the work. Most employees are passive recipients of strategies, made without their input. They are not stakeholders, have not bought into the program, and are not
invested in its success.
In this session, attendees will participate in an interactive simulation to illustrate how the allocation of effort, time, and resources can affect the success of operational excellence programs. After the simulation, DuPont experts will lead a discussion how the participants’ choices brought about the outcomes. Finally, the presenters will share tactics and best practices on how to engage frontline employees to buy into OpEx programs.