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Harvey Balls: Some of the Best-Presenting Visual Comparisons You Might Not Have Even Heard Of

You’ve seen them before. You might have even used them. Harvey balls are symbols to visually communicate qualitative information like project status, product features and employee performance. Unfortunately, making the symbols can be time-consuming in different programs. Thankfully, an easy-to-use and versatile Harvey Balls matrix is now available in Minitab Workspace and Companion by Minitab.

 
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A crisis pressure-tests leadership and culture. Many new values are formed under the strain, and employees gain new perspectives on their organization and its leadership. Communication is the key to keeping them motivated and productive in a season of enormous distraction.
The COVID-19 pandemic isn’t my first financial crisis. No matter how well you run a business, external forces will test you, your culture, and your resolve. Leaders are constantly processing the future, and our employees are...

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by LSSU Admin - Tuesday, 7 July 2020, 1:00 PM
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In my last posts I discussed basics and workshop preparation for design for manufacturing and assembly (DFMA), as well as the questions for design for manufacturing (DFM). The juiciest part, however, is the options for design for assembly (DFA). This post starts with the specific questions to ask for design for assembly. However, there are ... Read more
 
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 Why do organizations and individuals so often struggle to make good decisions, investing enormous amounts of time and money in fruitless efforts to solve thorny problems? Too often, our mistake lies in jumping to conclusions before we even understand the problem we’re attempting to solve.

Dan Markovitz’ The Conclusion Trap gives us a straightforward guide to thinking better about "problems." He distills key insights from lean management and the psychology of making decisions into an easy...

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by LSSU Admin - Friday, 3 July 2020, 4:08 PM
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Thanks as always to Ryan McCormick for this… Healthcare – Creating Value for Patients Health Care Workers Protect Us. It's Time To Protect Them.  Great article in HBR by Ken Segel and John Toussaint. Volume-based incentives drive behaviours — often dangerous ones.  Dr. Bruce Ramshaw shares a candid story of his worst medical error as a […]

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by LSSU Admin - Friday, 3 July 2020, 12:00 PM
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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.


"Freedom lies in being bold."   — Robert Frost

Tomorrow, we celebrate Independence Day in the US. The 4th of July is an...

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by LSSU Admin - Thursday, 2 July 2020, 12:08 AM
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Quickly Run a Python Script with a Button in Minitab

If you’ve ever wished for an easy way to add a custom analysis to Minitab’s interface, read on! Minitab’s new Python integration feature allows an avenue for easily running custom Python code via a button in the Minitab interface. If you’re not a programmer, fear not! I’m no programmer myself, so if I can do this, you can too.

 
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by LSSU Admin - Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 12:00 PM
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Inherently, in Lean problem solving is the heart of what we do. Murphy’s law is an adage that broadly states: "Anything that can go wrong will go wrong." It is therefore inevitable that businesses must solve problems. Organizations cannot improve unless they consistently seek out and solve their problems. But are your focused on the right thing. 

One element of the Toyota Production System that has not gained much traction is the practice of addressing problems with countermeasures...

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Back in May, I shared the first episode of a podcast that I'm producing for the firm Value Capture… it's called “Habitual Excellence.” I won't do a blog post here for each new episode, but I did want to share the recent episodes together in this post if you'd like to listen and catch up […]

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by LSSU Admin - Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 1:00 PM
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After two post on the basics and workshop structure, I can finally start to go into the details of which questions to ask for design for manufacturing (DFM). In subsequent posts I will have more questions on design for assembly (DFA), which can of course be combined into design for manufacturing and assembly (DFMA).  I ... Read more