Potential Productivity and Safety Advantages for the Mining Industry Through Gainsharing.
Proc Longwall USA Am Min Congr Washington DC 1989 :157-162
If you were told of a gainsharing technique that has been adopted by a number of industries and might increase your production by 20 pct using your current equipment and work force, would you be interested? gainsharing is an organizational development technique that has substantially increased the safety performance and profitability of many operations, while establishing a social contract of trust and commitment between management and the workforce. Gainsharing has two fundamental elements that contribute to this relationship. The first is a working committee of employees and management whose purpose is to evaluate suggestions from employees on ways to improve the work process; this committee also functions as a two-way communication network between management and employees. Second is a bonus plan paid to employees based on the amount of increased output over a predetermined time period; in some cases, this bonus payment also includes expense savings and safety considerations. The intent of this U.S. Bureau of Mines article is to suggest the potential applicability of gainsharing to the mining industry.
Proc. Longwall Usa. Am. Min. Congr., Washington, DC, 1989, PP. 157- 162