Workforce and Workload Planning Toolbox

Your area may need to respond effectively to a myriad of challenges and changes including, but not limited to: phased and early retirements,  consolidating/reorganizing departments and units, concerns about workload, and personal stress and resiliency. The graphic below, called the process improvement pyramid, illustrates the recommended procedure for supervisors to take when faced with staffing changes. It emphasizes the need to review unit processes for effectiveness and efficiency before making staffing decisions.

Lean pyramid

  • Identify "Missions Critical" Processes.
  • Review for value/waste - simplify or eliminate process steps.
  • Reallocate responsibilities to staff.

Helpline

For questions, resources, brief consultations, please call your HR Unit Rep or the OE Supervisory Helpline at 319-335-2687.

Workplace Consultation

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Iowa City, IA 52242-1911
Phone
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