The Affordable Way to Boost Productivity in Your Business That Nestlé Uses to Remain a Market Leader

Eliminating hidden waste is a cost-effective way to step up productivity. Examples of waste that go undetected include poor utilization of resources. Labor and equipment workarounds that require extra effort no one has time to fix. Excessive material handling. The list goes on and on. This kind of waste can [...]

These Least Likely Suspects Could Be Restricting Your Profitability From Innovation

Effective innovation will help you improve products and find more efficient ways to produce them. It fuels discoveries. All of which give you a competitive advantage and higher profitability. The innovation award winners in this study saw a 32% increase in return on assets and a 34% return on sales [...]

Safety and High-Performance Work Teams

Imagine you are in a lab. You have an unmarked bottle of chemicals you know are harmless, so you set the bottle down on a table, intending to get back to it later. Before you can, a co-worker stumbles onto the unmarked bottle. How will they know what to do? [...]

Strategic Alignment: What Is It and What Does It Mean?

When a car’s tire alignment is off, the vehicle may pull to one side or experience uneven tire wear. Bumpy roads, pot holes, or even hitting a curb can affect your car’s alignment, and a car with alignment issues won’t drive as well. Alignment enables peak performance.

How Happy Are You In Your Job?

In the daily grind and constant pressure to get your work done, you may not have taken a step back to examine your overall satisfaction with your job, your department and your company.  So, here’s a quiz to help you make that assessment. Please mark the answer that most closely [...]

Need Savings? … Don’t Just Cut Costs

It’s an all-too familiar scenario: Company leaders, alarmed at a sudden decrease in profits, issue a decree to curb business trips, count paper clips, or trim headcounts. They’re clearly thinking that the quickest way to boost profits is to cut costs.  But, they’re thinking wrong!  Let’s explore why this might [...]