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New maintenance employees are smart and many of them are tech savvy. They lack experience. In traditional societies they teach experience with stories. These stories explain the past and predict the future. And people enjoy stories. People also learn from stories
The challenge we face is transferring basic knowledge to the next generation. Without this transfer of useful knowledge our mission-critical systems will not do their jobs and will be difficult to maintain.
Traditional teaching modes like lectures, heavy books just don’t work anymore. These kids read fewer books, won’t tolerate boring lectures, use Google and YouTube (and all the social media sites) for everything. The second problem is that they will readily learn the complicated computer stuff but what they miss are the fundamentals of maintenance and reliability.
They will love stories that are interesting, fast paced, irreverent, and creative. We need to appeal to their sense of humor, their sense of drama, their sense of irony and, of course, their attention span.
The fundamentals we currently cover are Defect Elimination, TLC (Tighten, Lubricate, Clean), Quality, and Basic PM. These topics are covered in an entertaining way that can be used in your shop to train the whole team in the fundamentals. The series will release new books on a regular basis.