All posts tagged "Lean"

  • Lean, Supervision, and Profitability
    Lean, Supervision, and Profitability

    There is a strong correlation between supervisor involvement in the support of Lean and the degree to which an organization’s investment in Lean really pays off. Without the energetic support of supervisors Lean will fail. But failure...

    • Posted June 27, 2013
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  • The Key Drivers of Effective Management
    Respect and Trust: The Key Drivers of Effective Management

    I’ve seen intelligent, knowledgeable line workers who could make very significant contributions to their company’s productivity and profitability but who had been rendered passive and detached by their work experiences. Why does this happen? What are the...

    • Posted June 20, 2013
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  • Sonoco Plastics 6S Poster
    Lean Transformations at Sonoco Hazelwood

    The Workforce Solutions Group salutes Sonoco Plastics for their dedication to training and engaging their employees in their world class world class lean transformation.

    • Posted May 17, 2013
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  • Does Employee Engagement Matter?
    As Long As The Job Gets Done, Does Employee Engagement Matter?

    Those organizations that scored in the top half of employee engagement had double the success rates in their markets compared to those in the bottom half. And those organizations at the 99th percentile of employee engagement had...

    • Posted May 7, 2013
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  • The $8 Million Dollar Fan
    The $8 Million Replacement for a $20 Dollar Fan

    When the expertise of line workers is fully utilized the only losers are consulting organizations selling $8 million replacements for $20 dollar fans. Don’t feel sorry for them.

    • Posted April 16, 2013
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  • Great Leaders Never Stop Training
    Workforce Development News – March 25, 2013

    This week: Why Great Leaders Never Stop Training, Why Organizations Are So Afraid to Simplify, Interview Questions That Will Make Any Employer Want To Hire You, Easy Ways To Motivate - And Demotivate - Employees, Colleges Track...

    • Posted March 25, 2013
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  • Killark Lean Six Sigma Green Belts
    Killark Lean Six Sigma Green Belts Sustain A Culture of Continuous Improvement

    With over 75 Kaizen improvement events under their belt in 2012, Killark steadfastly believes that improvement is a journey and not a destination. From initial design to final shipping, employees are trained to look for ways to...

    • Posted March 21, 2013
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  • Nobody Ever Asked Me
    Making Lean Stick – Nobody Ever Asked Me…

    How to create a work environment in which employees fully utilize their knowledge and creativity in the energetic pursuit of perfection.

    • Posted March 13, 2013
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  • Yes, I’ll Take That Cranberry-Walnut Bagel!

    The best customer experiences are described in one word: engagement. Really being engaged in the here and now. Really being focused on serving the customer. And really enjoying serving the customer. The challenge is clear: How can...

    • Posted February 26, 2013
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  • Lean Thinking and Acting
    Lean Thinking and Acting Sells Blueberries

    In an earlier Lean segment of this blog, I discussed the impact that employee engagement has on the reactions you and I have when going shopping in retail stores. We know what employee engagement looks and sounds...

    • Posted December 21, 2012
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