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How Do You Monitor your Staff as A Big Company?

 

As your company grows, there are many reasons to celebrate, but at the same time, you also need to keep finding more ways of monitoring your staff and also evaluating their performance from time to time. Your company may have a management structure where everyone has a supervisor they are directly answerable to and you are able to monitor your staff and their work by having various departments and departmental heads or managers who take responsibility for taking care of the staff working in their department. Whatever management structure you may have, are there other ways of tracking and monitoring your employees and their work?

Other methods available

Of course, you don’t want to micro-manage, but there are benefits to monitoring your staff more closely. For a big organisation or company like yours, you could use C
C TVs for example, not just to monitor your staff and what they are doing, but it is also an important security too as well. There also newer monitoring options available, such as using a vehicle tracking system which has several advantages, such as being able to keep track of your company vehicles and your employees while they are out on errands or meetings and you also know how exactly to locate an employee when you need to,

Honesty and integrity

Of course, in the final analysis of things, you will need to trust your employees to display integrity and honesty, as you can’t always be big brother who monitors them, but having certain tools to help you is an excellent idea as you don’t always have to second guess what is going on, but you know what is really happening. Emphasise that you expect moral integrity and honesty from your employees and this will help you to have a positive atmosphere in your company.

Using multiple methods

Along with your CC TV cameras and vehicle tracking system, you can also use other methods like your employees scanning their company cards so that you can keep track of attendance and punctuality etc. If you don’t want to invest in new systems, you can also use systems like people signing in and signing out, when they arrive and when they leave, including lunch breaks etc.

Expect the best

While you monitor your staff and keep them accountable, it would also help if you show them that you trust them as individuals and expect them to give their best. The reason you need good monitoring systems though is because your company has really grown and you want to make sure that no one is falling through the cracks and everyone is acting responsibly and doing their fair share at work.

 

Fix Things In Your Vehicle

Most of us never bother to fix our vehicles when a breakdown happens. But actually it is a very cheap as well as an easy process when you get to know about your vehicle first. For example let us see how you can fix the air conditioner of your car, which has stopped working properly. First you need to understand how the car air conditioner works.

Understand how things work

The auto air conditioning works in a similar way to how a refrigerator works. But the layout is different from each other.

Normally auto air conditioning act like a ventilator that moves the heated air from inside a car to the outside. The main areas relevant to an air conditioner are; the refrigerant, condenser, compressor, evaporator, expansion valve and dryer. You need to get familiar with these components and know how each item works and contributes to the process of conditioning air. Then you will understand the importance of each and when something goes wrong, you know where to check first. The air conditioning process is not a very complex one. In simple terms; the compressor pressurizes the refrigerant and sends a liquid to the condensing coils. After the liquid cools down it enters the evaporator. Then the refrigerant takes in the heat from the air and evaporates. Next the blower of the car will spread the air into the car where the occupants will be. This process keeps happening in a cycle, when you on your car air conditioner.

Identify the issue

One thing you can do is to check whether there is a refrigerant leak, you can do it with fluorescent dye that will be available at most of the auto supply stores. Next you need to make sure that the pulley in front of the compressor can be turned when the air conditioner and the blower is on. There are many explanations for this to not work. May be there is a bad fuse or a wiring problem. Even if there isn’t enough refrigerant the compressor might not work. Another reason could be a damaged air conditioner switch. Other reasons for you air conditioner to not work would be a damaged seal inside the compressor or may be a broken fan belt. Note that if the air conditioner works up to some level then most probably all you have to do is refill your system with refrigerant and be careful not to ever overfill.

Start fixing

Once you have identified the issue, you simply have to replace the broken or damaged part. Maybe a simple refill of R-134a could be the solution or a small wire replacement. If you know what the problem is, even when you go to a garage or a service station, they cannot deceive you, since you will not be totally clueless about the problem with your air conditioner.