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We have a new assistant supervisor, and the first thing she did was to rearrange people, causing our production to slow and errors to occur. Her newest plan has people standing around for three-quarters of the day, and the regular supervisor could not care less about this. Should we just wait for the boss to realize what is going on?

If you have people standing around for most of the day and the boss still does not realize what is going on, your assistant manager is only part of the problem. The increase in errors, decreases in productivity, and groups of people milling around should have already caught the attention of someone in management.

If you and your associates find the current state of work to be dissatisfying, several of you should meet with senior management and discuss the situation. Your approach should not be an attack on the assistant supervisor or any of the other leadership personnel in your area. Rather, let management see that you are loyal employees who are concerned about productivity, waste, and accidents. Let management know that you enjoy your jobs when you are truly working, and you are interested in having management look into the present situation.

If you let this situation fester, it will only become worse. When management finally wakes up to the reality of this mess, you and your associates may well be described as part of the problem. By acting now, you have a chance to be part of the solution.

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