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Lean Isn’t Just for Manufacturing

Lean Isn’t Just for Manufacturing

  The idea may have originated in the manufacturing industry, but every organization can benefit from thinking lean. When I met with a hospital exec we’ll call Patty, she explained how her hospital was looking to install an expensive new phone system to help...

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Understanding Lean: Values and Principles

Understanding Lean: Values and Principles

Lean doesn’t mean doing without. It’s a mindset that allows you to continually streamline, build what you need and move on. In the 1930s, demand for variety in the automotive industry was growing. While new systems were introduced to decrease the cost per...

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Engaged, Empowered Teams Achieve Their Goals

Engaged, Empowered Teams Achieve Their Goals

Imagine if your employees were 100 percent engaged. Imagine a culture where the entire workforce used data to drive decisions.* Imagine if your workforce embraced a structured process that would sustain gains and foster continuous performance improvement.* Imagine...

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Finding Time: The Key to Productivity

Finding Time: The Key to Productivity

"Time is what we want most and use worst." – William Penn. We all have the same 24 hours. While some people are able to use them to an amazing result, the rest of us feel like we just don’t have enough to accomplish all the things we want to do. But dig a little...

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High Performance Work Teams Aren’t Just Problem Solvers

High Performance Work Teams Aren’t Just Problem Solvers

Lean, Six Sigma, and Kaizen are tools to solve problems, but they’re only part of a bigger picture Organizations that want to improve company process and performance often invest in Lean, Six Sigma, and Kaizen training for their executives and employees. They’ll put...

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