Welcome to the Great Systems best practice work systems website!

Do You Need Best Practice Work Systems?

Hi! I’m Kevin McManus. Welcome to the Great Systems best practice work systems website.

I have spent my entire career looking for and studying great work systems. I believe I have found some great ones. You can use these work systems to help you achieve, and sustain, higher levels of organizational and work team performance. Popular examples include use of the Leadership Index to measure leadership behavior effectiveness and the Position Observation Checklist to better gauge on-the-job skill competency.

Years of work and volunteer experience have helped me learn how to design great work systems and develop great work teams. For example, I have over 20 years of service as a National Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award Examiner. Also, I have worked more than 17 years as an international, and now virtual, TapRooT® root cause analysis course facilitator. Finally, I commit to consistent, continual personal improvement.

How Effective are Your Work Systems?

More than 10,000 hours of teaching and speaking in the past ten years alone has helped me discover even more Great Systems best practice work systems. Please take the time to explore the proven best practices, and great work systems, that can help you build a better organization and improve work team performance.

Please send your work system improvement questions to me at kevin@greatsystems.com. Thanks for the visit, and keep improving! Kevin McManus, Chief Excellence Officer, Great Systems LLC

How Much Does Your Vintage Work System Waste Cost You in Time and Money Each Day?

How much daily profit do you give away as process waste? Do you struggle to sustain performance improvement initiatives such as lean six sigma? How do you improve leadership effectiveness, or develop high performance work teams, in your company? If you have challenges in these areas, you need Great Systems best practice work systems.

Great Systems Best Practice Work Systems Can Help You Sustain Excellence

You don’t have to take time to re-invent the wheel. Best practice work system designs exist. You just need to model, adapt, and utilize them. Here are some great places to start:

Our operational excellence journey should not be the challenge that we make it. Work system design drives work team performance. Let my Great Systems best practice work systems help you engage your work teams, design excellent processes, and sustain great results.

Please SEARCH for the best practice work system or tool that will make a difference in your organization

There are 100 pages of ‘real life work’ content on my Great Systems best practice work systems site. Plus, I work to add new content regularly. In turn, you can find a lot of free ideas and tools here to help you improve the effectiveness of your organization, your work teams, and even yourself.
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Most Popular Posts – January 2022

Kevin McManus of Great Systems sharing his learnings about best practice work systems

Great Systems ‘Teach It Yourself’ Workbooks and Workshops

I created each of my workbooks and methods through experience, practice, and experimentation. The content worked for me. So, I want to share it with you. I design my learning events to be highly interactive. Primarily, my goal is to help you learn to effectively teach my content, plus anything else you as a value add.

My virtual workshop model dedicates 40% or more time to breakout group work and dialogue. Also, my use of individual assignments helps increase class engagement. Assignment review helps drive learner accountability. Plus, my virtual workshop classes follow this content delivery model to make your experience more than just time spent online.

Would a Great Systems Virtual Workshop Help You Achieve Your Performance Improvement Goals?

Please keep me in mind for your work system improvement needs. I am happy to facilitate a virtual 2-day workshop that utilizes any of the workbooks I offer in the Great Systems Shop. There are no travel costs. Plus, my workshop cost per participant is very reasonable. Send me an email at kevin@greatsystems.com, if you want to learn more about my ‘teach it yourself’ workbooks and workshops.

Virtual Mistake Proofing and Corrective Action Writing Best Practices Workshop by Kevin McManus

Join me for my 2-day ‘Best Practices in Mistake Proofing and Corrective Action Writing’ workshop at the TapRooT® Summit in Knoxville, TN – May 2-3, 2022!

My future Great Systems events are NOW virtual! You can now bring any of my performance improvement content to your organization. My virtual workshop content can be available either live or on-demand. Plus, my costs are reasonable. My goal is to provide virtual courses, content, and coaching to help you improve work team and organization effectiveness.

In future weeks, I will offer both static (no live interaction) and dynamic webinars (full interaction) on a regular basis. My ‘Real Life Work’ weekly podcast is expected to go live in the next few weeks also.

Connect with Kevin McManus to Learn More About Best Practice Work Systems!

Connect with me on social media, or send me an email at kevin@greatsystems.com, to learn more about these and other future Great Systems events. I hope to see you in my virtual future!

Great Systems Best Practice Work Systems – Performance Improvement that WORKS!

Pick the Best Practices Portal That Will Help You Improve the Most!

My best practice work systems content on this site is organized into four categories. My hope is that you want to improve work system performance in all areas of importance. However, I also recognize that one cannot do everything all at once.

In turn, pick the best practice work systems category you feel you need to learn more about for starters. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to ask them via email – kevin@greatsystems.com. Keep improving!

Learn More About Great Systems Best Practice Work Systems!

Would you like more information about the Great Systems best practice work systems and improvement tools I have to offer? If so, please send me an e-mail at kevin@greatsystems.com.

Fortunately, I have been able to learn about, use, and improve many great work systems during my work career. Examples include those organizations use to:

  • Develop effective leaders
  • Effectively engage work teams
  • Optimize business strategies
  • Continuously improve processes

How might one, or more, of my great work systems upgrades help you improve work team performance?

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