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The Value of Teamwork

Posted: April 26, 2017 at 11:57 pm   /   Blog, Process Improvements

G U E S T  A R T I C L E The CEO of a toothpaste factory was made aware of a growing problem: they were increasingly shipping empty boxes, without the tube inside. Concerned about customer satisfaction, the CEO assembled his top management team, which decided to hire an external engineering company to […]

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5S – Spark the Improvement Cycle – Part II

Posted: April 2, 2017 at 8:38 am   /   Blog, Process Improvements

id you know that there is a difference between tidy-up and cleaning? Tidy up is to SORT what is necessary from what is NOT necessary and to SET IN ORDER all the remaining necessary items. These are the first 2S’s in the 5S approach to workplace organisation and I discussed them in my first article here. […]

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How to Improve (at just about anything)

Posted: March 11, 2017 at 8:37 pm   /   Blog, Process Improvements

G U E S T  A R T I C L E There are two ways to improve: The classic way: Do – make an improvement Do – change a process Do – implement some training Do – install a system When you have been through the 4 do’s keep right on doing. The recommended way: […]

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5S – Spark the Improvement Cycle – Part I

Posted: December 1, 2016 at 6:38 am   /   Blog, Process Improvements

G U E S T  A R T I C L E For PART – II – Click Here! ecently the ASQ Ottawa leader team released a Doodle poll to determine, what quality topics are of interest to the Ottawa ASQ community. 5S came out on top!  To address this interest, I have put together […]

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Seven Ways to Bring Out Talent in Your Team

Posted: August 18, 2016 at 3:52 pm   /   Blog, Process Improvements

G U E S T  A R T I C L E Check to see how many of these best practices you are willing to adopt: Always give credit to other people: The single best thing a leader can do to encourage his or her employees is to always give them the credit for major achievements. […]

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Cognitive Health – Impact on Ability & Performance in the Workplace!

Posted: June 21, 2016 at 12:53 am   /   Blog, Process Improvements

Cognitive Health – Impact on Ability & Performance in the Workplace! esearchers at Florida State University found an important link between cognitive health and the work environment, which may contribute to our understanding of the cost of quality. For example,  a clean and stimulating environment leads to better performance over time whereas a  dirty, dull […]

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Three steps to Management and Organizational Success

Posted: April 6, 2016 at 9:41 pm   /   Process Improvements

Three Steps to Quality Management and Organizational Success skilled workforce is the backbone of every organization. Employee retention and engagement are few of the top priorities if an organization is willing to excel and succeed in business. Customer satisfaction is a product of coordinated efforts of the employees and the management. Edger H. Schein in […]

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Improvement Models Connections

Posted: March 26, 2016 at 11:20 pm   /   Infograph, Process Improvements

 

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