Podcast: Best practices are boring. Hop on the fad bandwagon to make your facility more exciting.

Podcast: Best practices are boring. Hop on the fad bandwagon to make your facility more exciting.

July 4, 2024
In this episode of Great Question: A Manufacturing Podcast, learn why you should be adopting untested, unproven, and unsupported fads at your plant.

Captain Unreliability is a satire of the state of the manufacturing industry in ’Merica today and is written by an industry professional known for using humor to get the point across. In his columns, The Captain covers a range of topics, including the art of avoiding work, creating a culture of unreliability, and why a reliability program is like a toilet. In this episode of Great Question: A Manufacturing Podcast, Alexis Gajewski, senior content strategist for Plant Services, shares The Captain’s thoughts on fads and why all complex problems can be solved by embracing The Next Big Thing as the solution.

Below is an excerpt from the podcast:

Hello, and welcome to Great Question: A Manufacturing Podcast. I’m Alexis Gajewski, senior content strategist for Plant Services. You may remember me from such podcast episodes as last week’s roundup of the top products from June. In light of the holiday, we wanted to bring you, our loyal listeners, a more lighthearted episode. We’d like to introduce you to one of our most popular columns, Captain Unreliability. Written by an industry professional known for using humor to get his point across, this comical series takes a satirical look at the state of the manufacturing industry in ’Merica. So if you’re enroute to a water park, heating up the grill for you BBQ bash, or waiting for the fireworks display to start, put on your headphones and enjoy. Today’s Captain Unreliability column is called "Why chasing fads is the key to corporate success."

In the fast-paced world of business, staying ahead of the curve is essential. That's why savvy organizations are constantly on the lookout for the next big fad that promises to revolutionize the way they work.

From management techniques to productivity tools, the allure of the latest trend is irresistible. But why settle for tried-and-true methods when you can jump on the fad bandwagon and ride it all the way to the top? Here's why the next fad will be the saving grace for organizations everywhere.

Fads are always right. Let's face it, fads wouldn't be fads if they weren't right, right? Just because something is untested, unproven, and unsupported by any actual evidence doesn't mean it won't work. In fact, the more outrageous and outlandish the fad, the more likely it is to be the next big thing. So why waste time on boring old proven methods when you can dive headfirst into the unknown with the latest fad?

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About the Podcast
Great Question: A Manufacturing Podcast offers news and information for the people who make, store and move things and those who manage and maintain the facilities where that work gets done. Manufacturers from chemical producers to automakers to machine shops can listen for critical insights into the technologies, economic conditions and best practices that can influence how to best run facilities to reach operational excellence.

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About the Author

Captain Unreliability

Captain Unreliability is a satire of the state of the manufacturing industry in ’Merica today and is written by an industry professional known for using humor to get the point across. Stay tuned for more useless advice, and if you have topics you’d like to see covered or questions you’d like The Captain to weigh in on, contact The Captain directly at [email protected] or follow on Twitter @CUnreliability. Also, consider becoming Unreliable today by getting your Captain t-shirt at https://reliabilityx.com/product-category/gear.

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