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  • Why and How to Build a Purpose-Driven Organization

    An increasing number of organizations are talking about purpose. Purpose is the reason for which something exists. But when people talk about purpose they don’t just mean a goal. They mean purposefulness, a deeper meaning, a higher purpose. This is what some call the purpose economy, o...

    Tags: Systems Thinking, systems view of the world, Theory of Constraints, complexity, Deming, Goldratt, organization, purpose, purpose-driven organization

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  • Kaizen Events and Their Application in Government Agencies

    Kaizen refers to the general idea of improving business processes, and while there are many ways to go about this in the work of a modern government agency, understanding the principles behind Kaizen events and how they relate to the improvement process is a crucial aspect of the overall ordeal....

    Tags: Kaizen, organization, understanding kaizen

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  • How to Develop a Better Initial Understanding of Client Requirements

    Miscommunication is one of the most common problems that hinders the progress of an organization, and resolving with that issue at its root is a good idea if you have plans to expand significantly. It will only get worse in the future if these issues are allowed to fester, and one of the areas th...

    Tags: Business, communication, conversation, leaders, motivation, organization, waste

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  • Are Your Company’s Definitions of Waste Up to Date?

    Dealing with waste properly is a key aspect of any lean plan, and it’s important that your organization has strong rules in place for taking care of that. At the same time though, it’s just as important to always know that the definitions of waste you’re working with are up-to-d...

    Tags: Business, company, continuous evaluation, eliminating waste, lean plan, organization, views on waste, waste

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  • Hierarchy: Transforming into Something that Works Better

        Traditional style hierarchies are no longer appropriate for today’s markets. Our world is changing too fast and the prevailing style of management that creates silos cannot react quickly enough. What is a realistic alternative? We receive a wealth of comments and questions ...

    Tags: project management, Systems Thinking, systems view of the world, Theory of Constraints, Deming, Goldratt, hierarchy, interdependencies, organization, transformation

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  • Purpose and Brand: What’s the Difference?

    We’re just back from 5 weeks in Europe and plenty of new input from clients and conversations with universities. We’ll be reporting back on all that. One of the themes that comes up regularly in our work is that of purpose. This is because we generally start a relationship with a new...

    Tags: Systems Thinking, systems view of the world, Theory of Constraints, brand, holistic organization, organization, purpose, transformation

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  • What Is an Integrated Management System?

    Doing more with less—and making auditors happy       An integrated management system (IMS) combines multiple management system standards to which an organization is registered. The management systems are developed, implemented, and maintained via one system with...

    Tags: ISO, management, manufacturing, organization, Management Article, Operations Article, Standards Article, Quality Insider Article, Twitter Ed


  • Differences Between FMEA and the Cause and Effect Diagram

    FMEA and cause and effect diagrams (also known as fishbone diagrams) are two commonly used analytical tools in the context of Six Sigma. However, some less experienced leaders often tend to confuse the two and may even use them interchangeably in conversation, despite them being quite different ...

    Tags: Business, analytical tools, cause and effect diagram, fishbone diagrams, FMEA, organization, six sigma

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  • How are Check Sheets Being Used in Healthcare?

    Check sheets are finding active application in many different industries nowadays, and they have become an integral tool for lean leaders worldwide. Their versatility and ease of use are factors that have contributed to their increased use, and the healthcare industry is one of the primary adopt...

    Tags: Business, check sheets in healthcare, lean leaders, organization

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  • Understanding the Benefits of Cellular Manufacturing

    You can hear a lot about cellular manufacturing when discussing lean principles and optimization techniques with people interested in the field, but you may eventually notice that the actual benefits of this methodology are not fully understood by many, sometimes even by people who claim to have...

    Tags: Business, cellular manufacturing, lean manufacturing, lean principles, methodology, organization

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