Reliability Lunch and Learns
Join Dianna and Fred as they discuss reliability lunch and learns and other ways that reliability engineers (and others!) can promote engagement within their organizations.
Goals of outreach programs hosted by reliability engineers include making themselves available, sharing knowledge, promoting understanding of how different functions of the organization interface, and showing how they can help.
- Benefits of in-house engagement channels
- Ideas for creating and managing email lists or forums
- Monthly webinars: introducing topics and perspectives, and repurposing for onboarding
- Mastermind groups set-up
- Workshops with suppliers
- v-blocks, pizza, and veggies in a doughnut box
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Setting up outreach programs, like a reliability lunch and learn type series, can be a big benefit within an organization or company.
There are basic needs that internal channels address.
- What resources are here and available to me?
- Who can I talk to or interface with, and how do I best do that?
- How can others help me?
In addition, internal channels provide a way to talk about and share proprietary information and knowledge within the company. This could be about specific technology or current trends and topics in a department or for the company at large.
Outreach programs require some management for success. Planning, engaging, and monitoring are some basic activities. Other ways to make them successful:
- meet people where they are
- make it a safe place, to openly ask questions or discuss ideas
- be consistent
We invite you to share with us:
If you are doing outreach programs in your workplace, like reliability lunch and learns and the others we talked about: what are you finding that works for you? What doesn’t work?
How are quick searches, done online with a search engine, affecting you (helping or hurting)?