Activity Board Objectives
- Visual representation of our goals, activities and results.
- Consistent method of communication.
- Through construction and presentation of an Activity Board, Teams’ understanding of content is reinforced.
- Activity Boards are training material.
- Show Team Vision, Methodology, Pictures, Names, Roles, Goals, Results, Safety Message, Team Learnings.
- Board must have a logical flow, be easy to read and understand.
- Digital pictures and computer generated information is OK. However, PREFERRED METHOD IS Hand drawn.
- All Team Members should participate in creating and presenting the board.
Activity Board Guidelines
- Colours & Patterns grab attention.
- Easy to update helps keep board “alive”.
- Prominent location is desirable.
- Title or purpose for board should be bold and very clear.
- Visual information is preferred instead of writing (80% visual/20% words).
- Focus on the Process, Results and Learnings.
The Use of Colour
- Colour is a Tool used for improved communication.
- Do not use colour for the sake of colour.
Top 10 Reasons for Failure:
- Boards not updated………discipline breakdown, lack of pride, low priority for TPM activities.
- Boards are used as Display Boards………misunderstanding of the Activity Board purpose.
- Board is located in a remote, inaccessible area……..no opportunity to show progress.
- Boards are located in dirty, wet areas……bad advert for TPM.
- Boards have no clear purpose or vision……..lack of discipline and training up front.
- Boards are locked away……..difficult to access leads to apathy.
- Boards are too intricate….huge effort to maintain leads to no maintenance.
- Boards have no owners…….leads to out of date info, lack of maintenance etc.
- Boards are very individual…..no overall guidance, perception that TPM is not organized.
- Boards are seen as a gimmick…..lack of training, education and Management participation.