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Joining me today for Episode #374 of the podcast are two colleagues, Brittany Wilson and Mark Valenti. The topic, as Mark and I discussed in Episode #306, is “Motivational Interviewing.” We will all be exploring this topic in the context of talking to people about wearing masks during the pandemic. But, there are many applications […]

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I'm excited to announce that our book Practicing Lean is now available as an audiobook through Audible. As we did with the paperback and Kindle versions of the book, 100% of royalties will be donated to the Louise Batz Patient Safety Foundation (it's been almost $5000 so far). You can buy or subscribe through Audible: […]

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by LSSU Admin - Wednesday, 10 June 2020, 12:00 PM
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While the saying “You can’t motivate anyone, they have to motivate themselves” may be true from a psychological perspective, people are more likely to motivate themselves when a manager creates a motivating workplace environment. Employees give 110 percent because they want to work hard, not because they have to. 

Leaders must understand that in today’s new workplace, there does not exist a single recipe to motivate employees. Rather, it’s about how to maximize the ingredients in order to...

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by LSSU Admin - Tuesday, 9 June 2020, 7:32 PM
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Joining me today for Episode #373 of the podcast is Professor Peter Hines, author of many books including Staying Lean: Thriving, Not Just Surviving. Peter founded S A Partners in 1994 as a spin-out from his activities in running the Lean Enterprise Research Centre at Cardiff University. Before this, he worked in supply chain and […]

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Turning job shops into flow shops is not easy. This is my second post explaining such transformations as I try to help you in improving your shop floor from an (always) messy job shop into a much more efficient flow shop. Add Flexibility Another possibility to consider is the flexibility of your processes. Can you ... Read more
 
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The past few months have been an anxious and contemplative time. I've been worried about the coronavirus / Covid-19 and the possible impact on my health or my family's health. But, I'm blessed, as we have our health and this era has not been a financial catastrophe as it has been for so many others. […]

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Organizations know how important it is to have motivated, engaged employees, but most fail to hold managers accountable for making it happen. Most managers don’t demotivate their employees on purpose. They act improperly without thinking about what damage they are doing to the enthusiasm and motivation of their employees.

Few things are as costly and disruptive to a business as managers who kill morale. Demotivated employees underperform, and then jump ship at the first opportunity.

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Bullwhip on the Brain? Five Ideas to Improve Efficiency and Counteract Supply Chain Effects on Your Business

When facing a problem, you've most likely heard the saying "take the bull by the horns." It's often also easier said than done.

COVID-19's economic repercussions have forced businesses worldwide to deal with the phenomenon that occurs in multi-level supply chains where orders at the end of the supply chain, close to the customer, are amplified with each additional supply chain actor. This is called the bullwhip effect.

 
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by LSSU Admin - Friday, 5 June 2020, 3:52 PM
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Thanks as always to Ryan McCormick for this… Healthcare – Creating Value for Patients Electronic Health Records and Computerized Physician Order Entry were going to reduce errors and save lives by providing better clinical decision support and alerts for potential adverse drug events.  Has it?  According to a study using the Leapfrog CPOE EHR assessment there […]

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On Fridays I will post a Lean related Quote. Throughout our lifetimes many people touch our lives and leave us with words of wisdom. These can both be a source of new learning and also a point to pause and reflect upon lessons we have learned. Within Lean active learning is an important aspect on this journey because without learning we can not improve.


"People don't resist change. They resist being changed."   — Peter Senge

It’s often said that people don’t resist “change” so...

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