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  • Continuous Improvement Inspiration from Rio

      The Olympic games are winding down. We sure have been treated to some amazing performances. Watching Simone Biles, Michael Phelps, Usain Bolt, and all the other incredible athletes, one can’t help but wonder, how is that possible? How can a human being achieve such near-perfection? ...

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  • No Time for Gemba Walks? Spend More Time On Gemba Walks.

      In talking with business leaders over the years, we’ve learned that Gemba Walks are a bit like eating better and getting more exercise. Everyone agrees that they are good for you, but many folks don’t get around to them. It isn’t that these leaders are lazy or unmotivate...

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  • Incremental Improvement: Scoring Big with Base Hits

        Don’t get me wrong, I love watching Kris Bryant hit the ball out of the park as much as anyone, but swinging for the fences during every at bat is not how offenses contribute to winning championships in baseball. That’s done by stringing together a series of ...

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  • Why We Care So Much About Continuous Process Improvement

      If you’ve visited this blog with any frequency, you may have noticed that we are very passionate about the work we do. Don’t get me wrong, it is work and we're in business to sell software, but way beyond that, we really believe in the work that our solution supports. Recently...

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  • Huddle Boards: The Name Makes More Sense Than You'd Think

    It’s September so, of course lots of folks have football on the brain. Yours truly included. That’s probably why I thought it might be interesting to think about how huddles in football relate to the daily huddles and huddle boards that many organizations use to manage their improveme...

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  • 3 Ways to Get More Out of Your Huddle Boards and Meetings

      Huddle boards, along with quick daily huddle meetings are popular continuous improvement techniques. They are particularly prevalent in health care organizations but can be used by companies in any industry. The purpose of the huddle board is to provide a method of visual management and i...

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  • Taking Your Idea Boards to the Next Level

      There are a few fundamental principles that organizations dedicated to daily, incremental improvement seem to share. They believe that every employee can contribute to positive change and that opportunities for improvement can be found by anyone. They know that not all improvement needs t...

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  • Common Conceptions that Hinder Continuous Process Improvement

      I’ve been sitting here for five minutes debating with myself over whether to title this blog “Common Conceptions that Hinder Continuous Process Improvement” or “Common Misconceptions that Hinder Continuous Process Improvement.” I decided to go with “con...

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  • Common Questions about Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI)

      We’ve noticed a theme to many of the conversations that we’ve been having with clients and at the events we’ve attended lately. Lots of folks have questions about the concept of Continuous Quality Improvement or CQI for short. We’ve put together some answers to the...

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  • 3 Thought Provoking Business Process Improvement Examples

    We talk a lot about the mechanics of business process improvement and the technology to support it on this blog. Today, we thought we’d share some real-world examples of process improvements that made a difference to critical performance metrics. They come from a wide array of i...

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