The physical properties of the workplace have as much to do with its success as the speed of employees operating them. The truth is no matter how efficient your employees are, if they do not have the best equipment, they will not be able to perform at a good speed.
In a place such as a winery, you need everything to be efficient from day one. These are just some recommendations from experts in the Australian wine business:
Choose Leak-proof Piping
The climate determines the quality of the fruits you harvest in a year. From that harvest, you need to get as much of the flavour profiles as possible, to translate to good-quality wines. It would be a shame if the pipings you have installed in the winery work against you in several ways.
If it is prone to leaks, you are losing some of the product you would have been able to sell if you just used better stainless pipe and fittings. You will also be able to guarantee the quality of your product if all materials and equipment used in making it are of the highest quality. These may not exactly be the kind of attention to detail you use to advertise a winery, but you can proudly say that you did not cut corners to provide good products. And when it comes to wines, discerning clients always choose quality.
As you are dealing with products that will be consumed, you need to observe utmost care when it comes to all processes involved in the handling of each ingredient. You do not want to be the winery that is known for their shoddy practices. A simple reminder in crucial work areas will go a long way in keeping employees in line. While they may forget to put on appropriate work attire before signing in, that signage can remind them so that they will not get in trouble when caught and your company will not have to face any trouble because of it.
Best Practices Training
You hire employees from different locations, and they may have varying skill sets. While they may all be capable of getting the job done, it is also important that they can perform their duties without using questionable practices. They work for your company, which means their actions reflect on your company and any outsider will think they are doing everything depending on what they had been told. Now, that would not be a problem if they embody excellence, but you do not want your name linked with bad employee behaviour. It may cost the company to train everyone, but it is for the best interest of your winery in the long run.
When in doubt about how you are running your business, put yourself in your customers’ shoes. Would you be pleased knowing how things are done or will you want to switch to another wine brand immediately? If even you can see that the winery is needing improvement, then perhaps it’s time to act.