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Today's change maestro's management tip looks at another view of the continuous process improvement effort in your organization. We need to look at the very essence of the process. One of the initial tools in process improvement s the creation of a process map. It is used to track the various steps in the process so we can better understand the entire process. So the question is are you designing the process map completely or are you leaving out steps? The…Continue
Posted on October 10, 2020 at 2:00pm
Hey I get it! In normal circumstances when we are confronted with a problem we rely on ourContinue
past experiences to find solutions to those problems. I
n doing so you may very well be cheating your customers. Design thinking tells us to ask two initial questions:
what is and what if? What is clearly loos at what…
Posted on September 12, 2020 at 11:44am
When beginning the process of introducing solutions involve the customer in the discussions.Continue
Jack Welsh told us that “The best Six Sigma projects begin not inside the business but outside it, focused on answering
the question - how can we make the customer more competitive? What is…
Posted on August 31, 2020 at 9:30am
As Daniel Kahneman suggests in his book Thinking Fast and Slow, the human mind tends to take the easiest path when trying to resolve issues and make a decision. This never more true when we are trying to solve process problems.
When your organization is faced with these problems the tendency is to either claim that there is no problem or decide that this problem is similar to a previous problem and so you select the same resolution even if it is not a good match.
Posted on August 16, 2020 at 11:13am
In our book Reality, Perception and your Workplace Culture I discussed this point in detail. It becomes a case of looking at the world from the image in the mirror or looking at the world from what you see looking out the window.
To bring about genuine process improvement you need to be able to see the world from the point of view of the customer. Your customer sees the world as having a problem and it directly effects how they interact with…Continue
Posted on August 8, 2020 at 10:27am