How to engage our services

May 27, 2014

There is a book by Malcolm Gladwell called Blink, the Power of Thinking Without Thinking.

In a nutshell, he talks about how too much information is not always a good thing.  We often make better choices with less information rather than more.

I sometimes worry that our site offers too much.  We really want visitors to our site to be able to find answers to their questions.  We want them to know how we can help and we want them to contact us if they have questions.  To this end, we have packed this site with as much information about ourselves and shiftwork in general as we possibly can.

And still, when people call us the first question is nearly always, "What is it you guys do?"

This tells me that we have "too much" stuff to sort through to get to that bottom line issue.  In this blog, I'm going to talk about how to find the answer to that question.

If you call me needing help, and I don't have to pick up a pencil, I will help you for as long as I have the time to spend, without any fee.  So, call with your questions and don't worry about being on the clock.

Our core business is helping companies to change schedules.  Companies range in size from a couple of dozen shift workers at a single site to thousands of shift workers at sites around the world.

Most often, companies need to expand from a 3-crew, 5-day operation to a 4-crew 24/7 operation.  I would estimate that this makes up about 70% our our business.

We work with every type of industry including nuclear power, call centers, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, refining, packaging, distribution, semi-conductor, shipping and many, many more.

About 80% of our work is in the United States.

A typical engagement process begins with an initial call from the client to us.  On this call, we discuss our process, usually very briefly. If the potential client is interested in learning more, we offer an on-site visit.  This is typically a 2-hour meeting with the local management team.  During this visit, we discuss our process in detail while addressing their current situation.  We do not charge a fee for this but the people that invite us out typically pay for travel expenses.

Once this initial meeting is over, we mapped the client's needs and they learnt about our services.  At this point, the client typically assigns a few days to internally discuss what they have learned in relation to how it meets their expectations.  If they decide to go ahead we send them a proposal and work typically begins within a few weeks after sign off.

I will use a few more posts to discuss our services in a "broad stroke" type of view.  However, if you can't wait for those posts, the information is in our site, among all of the other stuff you might be looking for.

And remember, you can always call and ask "What is it you guys do?"

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Call us today at (415) 763-5005 to discuss your operations and how we can help you solve your shift work problems. You can also complete our contact form and we will call you.

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