How to Obtain Support from Managers and Winemakers
Managers and winemakers play a key role in converting business strategy into the day-to-day operations. Success will require them to take ownership and be accountable for leading water change initiatives.
Connect Strategic Water Management with Operational Benefits
Develop a strategic water management plan with clear operational improvements and benefits, including:
- More effective cleaning and sanitation
- Time savings
- Improved consistency
Set Clear Goals and Targets
People work towards what they are measured against. Establishing annual, monthly and daily goals around water use is an effective way to change employee behavior and identify opportunities for improvement.
Goals and targets can be tailored to individual process activities such as cleaning barrels, as well as to a particular time of year. For instance, specific goals can be made to keep solids and other materials from entering the wastewater stream during the harvest crush activities.
Ensure procedures and training are in place to support employees with achieving goals and targets.
Integrate Water Performance into Business Reporting
Data on water performance should be integrated into regular business reporting to show the linkage between strategic water management and operational excellence.
Regular water performance reporting also allows for comparisons of progress against targets and goals, and for continual improvement.