"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.

Production

Quality

Safety

Team Participation

Communications

I started as a ‘red’ level (first grade) reader and it would take me an hour and half to read three or four pages in one book. I plan to go back to school and get my diploma. This is one of the best things that has ever happened to me, and I’m so thankful.

— John, International Paper, Riegelwood, NC —