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  • What is holacracy?

    Instead of trying to explain holacracy by myself, rephrasing what subject matter experts express way better than me, here are some videos about what is holacracy. in addition, here are some online resource about holacracy: http://www.holacracy.org/how-it-works/   Original: https://hohmannc...

    Tags: Management, leadership and change, holacracy, Leadership, management

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  • The fallacy of bottom-up Lean initiatives – Part 1

    Yes, Lean initiatives can be started bottom-up, but I doubt they’ll get very far and last for long. Here is why. Bottom-up Lean initiatives, e.i. improvements, are opportunities for improvement found by shopfloor people, line leaders or shop management. “Improvement” is most of...

    Tags: Lean Management, Management, leadership and change, kaizen event, Lean, Muda, Value Stream Mapping, waste

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  • Project execution performance and the forgotten tasks

    Despite a relatively long history and plenty of literature on the subject, project management keeps failing to consistently deliver on time and within costs. The usual suspects for these failures are called uncertainties, that ever growing safety margins are unable to absorb. Surprisingly, a clos...

    Tags: Management, leadership and change, Brainstorming, CCPM, Critical Chain Project Management, Goal Tree, necessity logic, template, WBS

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  • What it takes to achieve your objective: Means, Method and Motivation

    When facing a challenge, many subordinates quickly complain about the lack of means and  scarce resources. But what it takes to achieve an objective is more than just means. The common complaints about means Complaining about scarcity of means or resources is a convenient way to push the res...

    Tags: Management, leadership and change, autonomous maintenance, Bill Dettmer, Logical Thinking Process Training Course

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  • Management attention as a constraint – Part 2

    In part 1 of this series, I introduced management attention as a constraint. This second post goes on with more reasons why management fail to pay the necessary attention to the factor limiting the whole system’s performance. Unaware or wrong about the constraint Management attention might ...

    Tags: Management, leadership and change, Operational Excellence, Theory of Constraints, constraint, Factory of the future, management, subsidiarity, Theory of constraints, Throughput

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  • Management attention as a constraint – Part 1

    A system’s constraint, the limiting factor that is an obstacle to getting more Goal units* from the system, can be pretty difficult to identify (hence the success of my post on the topic: How to identify a constraint?!). *”Goal units” can be money, profit, services to citiz...

    Tags: Lean Management, Management, leadership and change, Theory of Constraints, Eli Goldratt, Goal Tree, hoshin kanri, Logical Thinking Process, Theory of constraints

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  • About Clarity, Focus, Discipline, and Engagement

    This post is inspired by Karen Martin’s (author of Shingo Research Award-winning book, The Outstanding Organization)  interview by Ron Pereira (Gemba Academy). In this interview (https://www.ksmartin.com/videos/the-outstanding-organization-interview/) Karen explains the importance of C...

    Tags: leadership and change, Management, leadership and change, clarity, employee engagement, Goal, Lean

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  • Don’t do unto others what you don’t want others to do unto you

    If you check the Internet for this quote, chances are that it will be attributed to Confucius. It’s variations can found in many religions and cultures (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Rule) and can be easily understood as a basic code of conduct in a relationship based on reciprocal r...

    Tags: Management, leadership and change, Quiet influencer, Respect for people

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  • Don’t Let Knowledge Walk Out the Door or Escape Through the Window

    Established companies as well as startups too often underestimate the value of reusable knowledge, fail to capture it, to secure it and to share it. “Don’t Let Knowledge Walk Out the Door” is the title of an October 2018 IndustryWeek article by Norbert Majerus urging compan...

    Tags: Management, leadership and change, A3 report, reusable knowledge, ROTI, Startup

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