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20 01, 2022

Five Bad Root Cause Analysis Questions You Should Never Ask

By |2022-04-05T01:55:54-07:00January 20th, 2022|Process Improvement and Lean Six Sigma, Safety - Risk Management Work Systems|Comments Off on Five Bad Root Cause Analysis Questions You Should Never Ask

Five Bad Root Cause Analysis Questions You Should Never Ask by Kevin McManus, Chief Excellence Officer, Great Systems How effective are your root cause analysis questions? As a Western culture, we don’t do very well when it comes to root cause analysis. All too often, we blame people, equipment, or the weather. You can hear it at [...]

7 07, 2021

Effective Work Team Job Preparation Best Practices

By |2022-04-05T01:58:40-07:00July 7th, 2021|Safety - Risk Management Work Systems, Work Team Leadership and Coaching|Comments Off on Effective Work Team Job Preparation Best Practices

Effective Work Team Job Preparation Best Practices By Kevin McManus, Chief Excellence Officer, Great Systems The following article comes from my book, “Error Proof – How to Daily Goofs for Good.” You can buy the print or eBook at Amazon.com. Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail I was destined to cross paths with the notion of [...]

30 06, 2021

Why Our Corrective Actions Fail

By |2022-05-12T01:14:13-07:00June 30th, 2021|Process Improvement and Lean Six Sigma, Safety - Risk Management Work Systems|Comments Off on Why Our Corrective Actions Fail

Why Our Corrective Actions Fail by Kevin McManus, Chief Excellence Officer, Great Systems Tens of thousands of corrective and preventive actions cross my eyes and pass through my ears as time passes. Over time, I began to see a definite pattern. It wasn’t the obvious ‘most of our fixes are weak’ pattern many people see [...]

20 06, 2021

How to Write Effective Corrective Actions

By |2022-05-12T01:12:41-07:00June 20th, 2021|Process Improvement and Lean Six Sigma, Safety - Risk Management Work Systems|Comments Off on How to Write Effective Corrective Actions

How to Write Effective Corrective Actions By Kevin McManus, Chief Excellence Officer, Great Systems A well-written corrective action clearly defines how to modify a process, or alter a piece of equipment, in order to reduce the potential for future human error or equipment failure. When we modify a process, we can add, or delete, one [...]

26 05, 2021

Keys to Effective Work Team Rule Compliance

By |2022-04-04T02:01:59-07:00May 26th, 2021|Safety - Risk Management Work Systems, Work Team Leadership and Coaching|Comments Off on Keys to Effective Work Team Rule Compliance

Keys to Effective Work Team Rule Compliance By Kevin McManus, Chief Excellence Officer, Great Systems The following article comes from my book, “Error Proof – How to Daily Goofs for Good.” You can buy the print or eBook at Amazon.com. When I work with groups to help them improve their processes, one of the first questions [...]

25 05, 2021

Four Steps to Effective Rule Enforcement

By |2022-04-05T02:01:32-07:00May 25th, 2021|Process Improvement and Lean Six Sigma, Safety - Risk Management Work Systems, Work Team Leadership and Coaching|Comments Off on Four Steps to Effective Rule Enforcement

Four Steps to Effective Rule Enforcement By Kevin McManus, Chief Excellence Officer, Great Systems One of the key reasons people make mistakes is that they don’t follow the rules. There are multiple reasons to explain why people break the rules, but we all too often fail to effectively address them to improve rule compliance, let [...]

7 04, 2021

The Business Sports Analogy Dilemma

By |2022-03-17T07:10:40-07:00April 7th, 2021|Process Improvement and Lean Six Sigma, Work Team Leadership and Coaching|Comments Off on The Business Sports Analogy Dilemma

The Business Sports Analogy Dilemma by Kevin McManus, Chief Excellence Officer and Systems Guy, Great Systems As a huge sports fan, it is difficult to resist the use of the occasional business sports analogy to explain a business concept. Unfortunately, I have been coached over the years to avoid the use of such analogies in [...]

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