Everybody likes to be thanked for a great idea or save, right? That’s just human nature. Plant Manager Greg Sitton has been championing the Good Catch award at Cambridge in the new year. Inspired by a similar award system at Keeley Companies– the Good Catch award was implemented to give supervisors in the shop an opportunity to call out a good “catch” or action made by someone on the fly – and to give them a chance to win $50 for it as well!
“I was always bad at remembering to say ‘thanks’ towards my guys. They would do something really cool, and I would think it was really cool, but I would forget to tell them that,” he explains when asked why the award is a positive move for Cambridge. “I wanted to put something in place that is easy for me to remember to show my gratitude.”
“Catches” can be something as simple as reminding someone to lower their safety glasses or finding a mis-step along production before it becomes a quality error. Supervisors keep the Good Catch chips in their pockets so they can distribute them as needed,
without having to remember to thank them retroactively. And when all is said and done, the person who earns the Good Catch chip earns a change in a monthly raffle to get a $50 gift card – not bad for an action that is performed so instinctively by the guys in our shop!
In this video clip, Greg Sitton chooses the winner of the February Good Catch award!