All posts tagged "Lean"

  • The Power of Corporate Myths
    The Power of Corporate Myths

    They literally define the character of the organization. Some of these stories exert a very positive influence over employees. Other stories exert a very negative influence over employees. They demotivate employees. They destroy a commitment to quality....

    • Posted April 20, 2017
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  • Awesome! Well, Not Really
    Awesome! Well, Not Really

    Weak processes. Disengaged employees. A perfect formula for failure. These two are the most common, and most destructive, forces that are at work in all too many work environments.

    • Posted March 28, 2017
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  • Understanding U.S. Productivity Trends
    Workforce Development News – March 20, 2017

    This week: US Productivity Trends, Your Organization Wastes Time, Engaging Customers via Problem Resolution, Handle Difficult People, Phrases to Use When You Talk to Your Boss, Showcase Transferable Skills on Resume, Ace A Job Interview, Build a...

    • Posted March 20, 2017
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  • The Instant Pudding Myth
    The Instant Pudding Myth

    W. Edwards Deming was once asked to share the secret for creating a highly productive organization. The person making the request told Deming that he would pay whatever the price might be for this secret. And here’s...

    • Posted February 22, 2017
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  • Pete Lived Quality and Pete Loved His Work
    Pete Lived Quality and Pete Loved His Work

    What drives employees to do consistently high quality work and to be happy while they're at work? What it takes is a leadership team, the members of which consistently demonstrate that they respect their employees and need...

    • Posted February 7, 2017
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  • Is it “Our Company” or “Their Company”?
    Is it “Our Company” or “Their Company”?

    One of the first things I listen for when working with a new client is how their employees refer to the company for which they work. If they refer to it as “our company,” that tells me...

    • Posted January 24, 2017
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  • Do You Value Your Employees?
    Do You Value Your Employees?

    Should all companies value the knowledge and creativity of their line workers? Absolutely. Do employees need to know this? Absolutely. And when this happens, what will the outcome be? Work processes will continuously improve, driving significant gains...

    • Posted January 11, 2017
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  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt Training
    Enroll Now for Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt Training

    Whether you are a member of a quality team, a quality manager, or desire to obtain a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt noncredit certification for your own professional development, this course is appropriate for you. Program highlights...

    • Posted January 5, 2017
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  • The Truth is a Fearful Thing
    The Truth is a Fearful Thing

    Separate the problem from the person. Easy to say. Hard to do. But absolutely necessary if the kind of robust communication upon which good leadership depends is going to happen. And it has to start at the...

    • Posted December 13, 2016
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  • Comments that Kill Productivity
    Two Comments that Kill Productivity

    I’m sure all of us have heard variations of these two comments in conference rooms and on the floors of factories. I suspect many of us flinched when we heard them. And, if you’re like me through...

    • Posted November 9, 2016
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