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  • How to manage Strategic Change

    Business Dictionary defines Strategic Change as “a restructuring of an organization’s business or marketing plan that is typically performed in order to achieve an important objective. For example, a strategic change might include shifts in a corporation’s policies, target ...

    Tags: Articles, Best practice, Business Transformation Lead, Change Management, Role Focus, change, how to, transformation

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  • Educate New Managers on Their New Responsibilities

    Far too often companies promote employees into management positions and expect them to fulfill the obligations of their new position without helping prepare them to meet their new responsibilities. People who excelled at doing their non-supervisory job often have little education or experience to...

    Tags: management systems, process thinking, systems thinking, business, career, change, coaching, education, hiring, learning, management, managing people, organization as a system, quality tools, training

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  • Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is a pony

    You’ll not like this, but you’re not getting a pony for Christmas. You’re also not going to persuade your organisation to go systemsy.  You’re not going to get managers to ditch targets. You’ll not be introducing control charts throughout the … Continue r...

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  • The Best Ways to Mitigate Change Resistance

    Organizations must deal with new government regulations, new products, growth, increased competition, technological developments, and a changing workforce—which all force change.  Change is pervasive and inevitable to the growth and survival of an organization. To quote one of the mos...

    Tags: Articles, Best practice, Business Transformation Lead, Change Management, Engagement, Media Type, Role Focus, Strategy Execution, Transition, change, transformation

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  • Imagination and Innovation

    Continuing from our post yesterday, Prosperous Innovation. Imagination and Innovation – are they the same? In our previous post, we suggested there are several steps towards prosperous innovation, the first of which is to create an operational definition for innovation. The second step is...

    Tags: Systems Thinking, systems view of the world, change, imagination, innovation, pdsa cycle, Quality

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  • Change: Why Do We Find it So Tough?

    Spring is in the air (thought it may not feel like it in some places). Even such a welcome change can be hard going on our bodies because when seasons change we have to adapt to new temperatures. In this post, Dr. Domenico Lepore talks about Change, what drives us, and Vision.  Constant cha...

    Tags: Systems Thinking, systems view of the world, Theory of Constraints, change, conflict, control, vision

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  • A Painful Perpective from the Goofy Foot Pop Up

    For the past couple years I’ve worked hard at getting into the best shape I’ve been in in decades.  In fact, many of us at Gemba Academy have, and we have a wellness program that encourages and rewards positive efforts toward physical, spiritual, and emotional health.  In my...

    Tags: Lean, change, continuous improvement, exercise, fitness, goofy foot, kaizen, kata, manufacturing, Morro Bay, pop up, surfing

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  • Deming Podcast with Doug Hall

    Doug Hall,CEO and founder of Innovation Engineering, participated in a previous podcast on Using Systems Thinking to Power Strategy, Innovation and Growth. He returns to the Deming Institute podcast again (download) and he shares his approach for using innovation or leadership to improve managem...

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  • The Simple Leader: The Human Side of Change

    This is an excerpt from The Simple Leader: Personal and Professional Leadership at the Nexus of Lean and Zen People don’t resist change, they resist being changed. – Peter Senge To survive, an organization must be continually improving and changing. This requires both leadership ...

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  • The Transformation is Everybody’s Job

    W. Edwards Deming’s 14th point is: Put everybody in the company to work to accomplish the transformation. The transformation is everybody’s job. One important point to note is that quotes lose a great deal when taken out of context. You can also find quotes by Dr. Deming, such a...

    Tags: Dr. Deming, management systems, respect for people, systems thinking, 14 points, change, continual improvement, culture, interaction, leadership, organization as a system, transformation

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