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  • The Best and Worst Practices for Crowdsourcing Innovation

    We’ve written before about why internally crowdsourcing innovation is such a hot trend in business. (Actually, we don’t think it’s a trend at all. We believe it is a new way of approaching problem solving that is here to stay.) While the benefits of the approach are...

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  • The Next Generation of Huddle Boards

      I remember when my family got our first VCR. I was extremely excited about the prospect of recording MacGyver so I could watch it anytime I wanted. What a concept. As far as I was concerned, the VCR was the best invention of all time. Seems silly now. Today I have a Smart TV, Netfli...

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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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  • Want to Give Visual Management a Try? Order a Pizza.

    I’m old enough to remember when ordering a pizza meant digging out the yellow pages and calling the guy. If you were having a party, you’d have to shout into the phone and try to ignore Fred’s repeated request for artichokes. (Who invited Fred anyway?) Then you’d sit ...

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  • The Most Important Features and Benefits of DMAIC Software

    TheDMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control) improvement cycle is an effective technique for structured change management. The emphasis on measurement and analysis helps ensure that opportunities for improvement are executed in a way that ensures the most positive impact. DMAIC softw...

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  • The Pros and Cons of Idea Boards

      Idea boards, also known as huddle boards or Kaizen boards, are very popular with businesses of all types. An idea board is a way to visualize opportunities for improvement. They are usually posters or white boards hanging on the wall of a department or team. They are generally segmented i...

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  • A Quick Guide to DMAIC for Beginners

    If you are new to continuous improvement or just interested in trying out a new technique, this guide to DMAIC is for you. We’ll explain each of the steps and talk about why it is such a popular approach. When most people think about continuous improvement, they are focused on ...

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  • 8 Sure Fire Ways to Ruin a Kaizen Event

      Kaizen events, also known as Rapid Improvement Events, are an effective way to tackle many difficult problems in short order. They can also help improve team cohesion and cross-functional collaboration. But like many other continuous improvement techniques, if they are not executed proper...

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  • Rapid Improvement Cycles – The Engines of Positive Change

      According to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a rapid improvement cycle is a "Quality improvement method that identifies, implements, and measures changes made to improve a process or a system.” In other words, it is an organized approach to making processes better in short order...

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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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