All posts tagged "Lean"

  • 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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  • The 10 Skills That Will Get You Hired In 2013
    Workforce Development News – Dec. 17, 2012

    This week: Skills That Will Get You Hired In 2013, It’s Time to Wage an All-Out War on Waste, Reasons Your Top Talent Will Leave You, Those Who Manage - Teach, Ways to Take Control of Your...

    • Posted December 17, 2012
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  • Painful Shopping Experience
    Shopping Really Doesn’t Have To Be Painful

    You and I as customers know when “focus” and “engagement” are missing from employee behavior. Energetic, enthusiastic, happy, focused, and engaged retail employees drive sales. In today’s economy, especially, no company can afford profit-killing experiences happening over...

    • Posted December 6, 2012
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  • Things A Boss Should Never Say To An Employee
    Workforce Development News – Nov. 27, 2012

    This week: Things A Boss Should Never Say To An Employee, Skills Don’t Pay the Bills, Ways Job Searching Has Changed, False Tradeoff in Redesigning Work, Why College Grads Are Heading Back...to Community College, Must-Have Job Skills...

    • Posted November 27, 2012
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  • Hiring Considerations
    Workforce Development News – Oct. 15, 2012

    This week: Lean Manufacturing, MoManufacturingWINs Training Grant, Personality Traits Employers Hire Most, Questions to Consider Before Hiring, Companies Trade In Hunch-Based Hiring for Computer Modeling, Computers Aren't Ready to Take Over Hiring, How Online Job Searches Worsen...

    • Posted October 15, 2012
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  • Use the Idea Board for Lean Manufacturing Success

    Nothing is more crucial to the success of Lean manufacturing than employee engagement. This short video contains interviews of employees at Hydromat and Edge Technologies, RugDoctor, and GSI Diversified talking about the ways in which the Idea...

    • Posted October 10, 2012
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  • Starting on the Road to Lean
    Making Lean Stick – Starting on the Road to Lean

    This is what you need to understand before starting on road to Lean.

    • Posted September 13, 2012
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  • Just What Makes Lean Stick?
    Making Lean Stick – Just What Makes Lean Stick?

    Studies conducted on the rate of Lean implementation failures suggest that it’s between 60 and 70%. It’s my firm conviction that it is far better to never start down the Lean journey than it is to begin...

    • Posted August 17, 2012
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