"If we are to achieve results never before accomplished, we must employ methods never before attempted." ~SIR FRANCIS BACON 1561-1626~

Workforce Literacy Return on Investment

Read Right Yields a High Return on Your Investment

One company’s experience:

Deknatel manufactures a broad array of medical devices. They initiated a Continuous Improvement Institute (CII) in which employees received 50 hours of training in company products, team problem solving, and quality tools, such as Pareto analysis, brainstorming, fishbone diagrams, etc. After the first of many planned trainings, corporate leaders were disappointed with the results and determined that poor reading skills prevented full participation and effective implementation. Deknatel brought in Read Right to improve employee literacy, and then continued the CII trainings.

Revenue per employee increased from $131,000 to $177,000 in the three years after Read Right and CII were initiated.

Improvements that occur in production, quality, safety, team participation, and communications mean money to the bottom line.

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Team Participation

Communications

It was an absolute pleasure to hear one of the Read Right pupils present a written briefing to the Agri-products Supply Chain Project team and his peer group this week. His written report, presentation style, ability to read the report without difficulty, and the ability of his audience to follow, assimilate, and understand his points and position taken has improved 1,000 fold. The credit for this has to go to the Read Right program.

— Doug Clark, Manager, Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada —