Ideal workflow optimization solutions combine continuous improvement management techniques such as:
These principles have helped hundreds of labs and can help your lab:
The art of doing more with less often results from necessity: tight budgets, a labor shortage or limitations to physical space. However, it can be done. bioMérieux Performance Solutions understands the art of doing more with less, and this web site is dedicated to showing you how many of your peers have done more than they ever imaged possible…with less.
These testimonials, gathered at the 2011 Lab Quality Confab, reveal that lab managers are worried about burnout, errors, inefficiency, and budgets.
One microbiology lab director from Ontario said the crushing workflow is harming morale and quality. “Keeping staff engaged is one of my three biggest challenges. The others are sustaining improvement and containing costs. In many ways, these are conflicting goals.”
According to one supervisor from a large medical center in Florida, the problem is obvious:
“Our workload is increasing, staff and resources are decreasing, and the demand for reduced turn-around times is growing. Something has to give.”