All posts by George Friesen

  • Achieving Long Term Lean Impact
    Making Lean Stick – Achieving Long Term Impact

    Throughout a wide variety of industries, ranging from manufacturing to healthcare, “Lean” is the topic of the day. Many organizations will attempt to implement Lean work processes. And many will fail. Lean simply won’t stick. Why is...

    • Posted June 11, 2012
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  • Lean Culture Change Program
    Making Lean Stick – Lean Culture Change Program

    “I really enjoyed the class. Your experience and knowledge of Lean really does come through in the class. You are an approachable expert which makes learning fun.” “I just wanted to let you know that I thought...

    • Posted May 21, 2012
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  • A Challenge, Opportunity and Response
    A Challenge, Opportunity & Response

    In today’s hypercompetitive marketplace, all companies face tremendous challenges in their drive toward increased profitability. And any company’s most valuable resource is the knowledge and creativity of its employees. We have solutions that drive employee engagement ranging...

    • Posted November 28, 2011
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  • Manufacturers Embrace Lean Leadership
    Manufacturers Embrace Lean Leadership

    The Lean Leadership Certification Program includes ten, two to six hour seminars, specifically targeted at ensuring that participating managers and supervisors significantly increase their ability to:

    • Posted October 11, 2011
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  • Employee Engagement Path to Increased Sales and Profitability
    Employee Engagement = Increased Sales & Profitability

    How typical are high degrees of employee engagement? They’re not typical at all. Only 21% of employees were fully engaged in their work and 38% were partially to fully disengaged. Companies with fully engaged employees are going...

    • Posted April 13, 2011
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  • Lean Drives Engagement and Engagement Drives Retail Sales

    What drove the dehumanization of work that occurred early in the Twentieth Century? Legions of experts developed work processes with little or no regard for individual workers' insights and creativity. The result was "experts know, managers and...

    • Posted January 21, 2011
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  • The Role of Lean in Today’s Hypercompetitive Economy
    The Role of Lean in Today’s Hypercompetitive Economy

    When implemented successfully Lean delivers very high impact results. Yet it is successful in fewer than 37% of the organizations that attempt to implement it. Lean fixes do work. So how do you make lean stick?

    • Posted July 15, 2010
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  • Lean Work Processes and the Healthcare Crisis
    Lean Work Processes and the Healthcare Crisis

    Built upon three basic beliefs about the nature of work and workers, Lean work processes are having a remarkable impact on productivity, product quality, and profitability. Here’s how Lean can impact two critical healthcare issues—preventable infection rates...

    • Posted February 20, 2010
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  • Final Ingredient of High-Impact Training
    The Final Ingredient of High-Impact Training

    Doing what needs to be done to ensure that the skills and knowledge learned in a training program are retained—that they “stick” in the mind of the learner—and are applied on the job is a crucial challenge....

    • Posted September 1, 2009
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  • The Human Side of Lean
    The Human Side of Lean

    The heart of Lean is the set of beliefs about human beings and human behavior. These beliefs stand in marked contrast to many of the beliefs that guide the behavior of today's managers and supervisors.

    • Posted May 14, 2008
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