Culture

Audits and Assessments: Managing Compliance for Major Business Benefits

By |2022-06-07T11:14:55-04:00August 9th, 2022|Categories: Audit, Culture|Tags: , , , |

Audits and assessments are crucial for running an effective and profitable business. While they may seem overwhelming, they are some of the most effective strategies for creating value and improving the efficiency of an organization. The difference between audits and assessments may seem subtle, but both tools drive impressive results. Audits Unlike a financial audit, a [...]

Lean – The Continuous Learning Environment

By |2021-06-01T14:36:14-04:00June 1st, 2021|Categories: Culture, Learning Professionals|

When thinking about what is lean, a focus on the continuous improvement of the process is often emphasized. However, lean also means a continuous improvement of the person.  In today’s fast-paced market, the best way to stay competitive is to create an environment that encourages and bolsters employee learning. Today’s market requires quick thinking leaders who [...]

Building a Lean Culture: 5 Key Elements

By |2021-03-31T16:49:06-04:00March 31st, 2021|Categories: Culture, Lean Thinking, Uncategorized|

Before we dive into the five key elements, it’s essential to understand that culture is a learned process. Good or bad, folks in any organization will notice the rules and standards that exist around them, and they will perform accordingly. Of course, changing a negative culture to one that is more positive is possible, but it’s [...]

How Lean Engages Employees

By |2020-09-22T13:31:00-04:00September 22nd, 2020|Categories: Culture, Management|

Employee engagement and satisfaction will often make or break how long an employee stays with the same company. While there are factors outside of a company that contribute to an employee’s willingness to stay, the two key factors inside a company are job satisfaction and the company environment. How does Lean Boost Employee Engagement? Shared Meaning [...]

The Five Leadership Lessons from James T. Kirk

By |2020-04-14T16:08:42-04:00April 14th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Leading Lean, Management|Tags: , |

During these unprecedented times, it is important to remember how critical leadership and learning are to every organization.  (and also, because we could use some inspiration) I would like to share one of my favorite articles written a few years ago by Alex Knapp at Forbes – Enjoy and stay safe out there! - Bill [...]

Control Rooms: When to Use Them and How They Can Help

By |2020-02-05T12:06:30-05:00February 5th, 2020|Categories: Creative, Culture|Tags: , , |

Your customer service department has received six complaints in the past week about a new product your company has just released. Every department in your company had a hand in seeing the product to its final design and release stages, and the root cause of the complaints are not easily identifiable. The gut reaction for most [...]

Five Reasons Your Team Should Adopt Stand-Up Meetings

By |2019-10-08T16:22:30-04:00October 8th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Management|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

No one likes sitting in a directionless, hour-long meeting while silently waiting for it to end. Meetings like these drain motivation and productivity, while wasting a company’s most precious resource: its employees’ time. Enter the stand-up meeting. While not meant to be a replacement for traditional sit-down meetings, stand-up meetings provide a fresh way for teams [...]

Quit Asking Leaders for Support; Drive Your Own Lean Transformation

By |2019-07-02T13:40:17-04:00July 2nd, 2019|Categories: Culture, Lean Thinking, Management|Tags: , , |

It is important for workplaces to enable their employees to engage their creative sense in finding solutions for various challenges. A team of employees with a problem-solving mindset can push the organization to great heights. Many employees often find it difficult to get their leaders to engage with their ideas, so the ideas just “fizzle out”. [...]

Beliefs that Give Rise to History – Making Teams

By |2019-03-12T14:37:52-04:00March 12th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Learning Professionals|Tags: , , , |

Today’s business world needs a team that can adjust with the times and keep up with the stiff competition. Creating a set of protocols to be followed does not make the cut anymore. The only way is to have not only a skilled team but also one that is inspired by a set of beliefs. These [...]

Seasoning Your Learning Fare with Cross-Generational Mentoring

By |2022-01-11T15:50:41-05:00April 3rd, 2018|Categories: Corporate Learning, Culture, Leading Lean|Tags: , , , , |

Cross-generational mentoring is an excellent way to keep your Lean company ahead of the curve. Ken Blanchard, Chief Spiritual Officer of The Ken Blanchard Companies, a highly respected leadership coaching organization, attributes much of his success to cross-generational mentoring. In the May 2017 CLM.com newsletter, Blanchard reminds us that “given the accelerating pace of change, people [...]

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