27 04, 2021

Use the Baldrige Award Criteria to Measure Operational Excellence

By |2021-12-21T02:38:43-08:00April 27th, 2021|Process Improvement and Lean Six Sigma, Work Systems and Organizational Ergonomics|Comments Off on Use the Baldrige Award Criteria to Measure Operational Excellence

Use the Baldrige Award Criteria to Measure Operational Excellence By Kevin McManus, Chief Excellence Officer, Great Systems How Do You Measure Operational Excellence? At the most basic level, it should be relatively easy to measure operational excellence. All you have to do is measure and look at the results!  Many would argue that all one needs [...]

16 02, 2021

How Do You Spend Your Work Time?

By |2021-12-21T14:43:56-08:00February 16th, 2021|Process Improvement and Lean Six Sigma, Work Systems and Organizational Ergonomics|Comments Off on How Do You Spend Your Work Time?

How Do You Spend Your Work Time? by Kevin McManus, Chief Excellence Officer and Systems Guy, Great Systems How Do You Spend Work Time and Money to Make Money? My definition of work is simple – people spend work time and money to make money. That definition does not match the official definition of work [...]

14 10, 2020

The AURA of Effective Training

By |2021-08-18T16:12:34-07:00October 14th, 2020|Work Systems and Organizational Ergonomics|Comments Off on The AURA of Effective Training

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 fifteen years, I have been solely doing classroom style training. You know, the kind where someone stands at the front of the [...]

18 08, 2019

How Many Processes Do You Own?

By |2021-08-18T15:39:15-07:00August 18th, 2019|Process Improvement and Lean Six Sigma, Work Systems and Organizational Ergonomics|Comments Off on How Many Processes Do You Own?

How Many Processes Do You Own? 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 to answer this question yourself, you might find that it is pretty tough to come up with [...]

7 04, 2019

Our Need for Better Leadership Behavior Measurement

By |2021-12-12T02:56:19-08:00April 7th, 2019|Work Systems and Organizational Ergonomics, Work Team Leadership and Coaching|Comments Off on Our Need for Better Leadership Behavior Measurement

Our Need for Better Leadership Behavior Measurement By Kevin McManus, Chief Excellence Officer, Great Systems Do You Need Better Leadership Behavior Measurement? If you read my recent post on empowerment, engagement, and creativity, you may have come across a link that by itself could change how your organization is led every day. For years, I have been [...]

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