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18 08, 2018

How Many Processes?

By |2018-11-21T07:42:52+00:00August 18th, 2018|Lean Six Sigma, Organizational Ergonomics, Process Improvement|Comments Off on How Many Processes?

How Many Processes? By Kevin McManus, Chief Excellence Officer, Great Systems How many processes do you have in your organization? On the surface, this seems like a fairly simple question to answer. If you try answering it yourself however, you might find that it is pretty tough to come up with an answer that you [...]

4 03, 2016

How Fast are Your OODA Loops?

By |2018-11-21T07:48:09+00:00March 4th, 2016|Leadership, Learning, Organizational Ergonomics|Comments Off on How Fast are Your OODA Loops?

How Fast are Your OODA Loops? by Kevin McManus, Chief Excellence Officer and Systems Guy, Great Systems One of the great things about a website is that it reaches a diverse readership. Because this readership most likely spans more than three generations, I felt it was important to share with you a shocking insight that I [...]

20 02, 2016

Are You Fit for Duty?

By |2018-11-21T07:58:59+00:00February 20th, 2016|Error Proofing, Organizational Ergonomics, Process Improvement|Comments Off on Are You Fit for Duty?

by Kevin McManus, Chief Excellence Officer and Systems Guy, Great Systems I am a big sports fan, just as I am addicted to process improvement and minimizing human error. We are going through a ‘sea change’ right now in professional football relative to judging the degree that an employee is fit for duty following a concussion. [...]

16 02, 2016

How Do You Spend Your Work Time?

By |2018-11-21T08:35:44+00:00February 16th, 2016|Lean Six Sigma, Organizational Ergonomics, Process Improvement|Comments Off on How Do You Spend Your Work Time?

by Kevin McManus, Chief Excellence Officer and Systems Guy, Great Systems Spending Work Time and Money to Make Money My definition of work is simple – people spending work time and money to make money. While that definition does not match the official definition of work that we are taught as fledgling Industrial Engineers (mass [...]

26 01, 2016

Program versus Process – What’s the Difference?

By |2018-11-21T09:15:27+00:00January 26th, 2016|Culture Change, Organizational Ergonomics, Process Improvement|Comments Off on Program versus Process – What’s the Difference?

by Kevin McManus, Chief Excellence Officer and Systems Guy, Great Systems Between the years of 1985 and 1990, I was serving as a team trainer and facilitator for a roofing manufacturer. I can more than once remember being corrected for using the word “program” instead of “process” to describe our company's employee involvement effort. After [...]

14 10, 2015

The AURA of Effective Training

By |2018-11-21T08:06:36+00:00October 14th, 2015|Learning, Measurement, Organizational Ergonomics|Comments Off on The AURA of Effective Training

by Kevin McManus, Chief Excellence Officer and Systems Guy, Great Systems My personal experiences as a trainer have been a bit varied over the years.  For the past eleven years, I have been solely doing classroom style training – you know, the kind where someone stands at the front of the room with a projector and [...]

29 09, 2015

The Future of Management

By |2018-11-24T19:14:26+00:00September 29th, 2015|Leadership, Learning, Organizational Ergonomics, Technology|Comments Off on The Future of Management

by Kevin McManus, Chief Excellence Officer and Systems Guy, Great Systems First published in Industrial Engineer magazine September 2003 I continue to be haunted by a statement that I heard Tom Peters make at a conference almost twenty years ago about the future of management. At that time, he was preaching about the need for [...]

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