Why Agile and Problem Solving are a Perfect Match

Companies that want to be agile and maximize the value from project-level investments will always strive for perfection but never really expect to achieve it. In an agile organization, the goal isn’t perfection instead, it is to maximize the value provided today and increase the value provided tomorrow.

 

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CAPA and the White Space

When dealing with problems that are perceived as human error people try their best,  but are often defeated by unworkable systems. Mistakes can only be corrected with careful evaluation and that requires useful data which unfortunately is often missing.

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Operations in a World of Smart Factories, Drones and Autonomous Vehicles

The fourth industrial revolution has already started and will provide major improvements to the profitability of manufacturing operations. Throughout this revolution, we must be mindful of the significant human cost that is included with the advance of smart factories.

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5 Tips to Benefit the Most from the Millennial Mindset

As with any generation, Millennial’s offer a perspective that is different from those who came before them and have lots to contribute. To make them valued members of the team it really helps to understand their view.

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Experience based learning, build confidence, get practice, drive adoption, have some fun

If the problems your staff faced were simple and had clear answers you’d just fix them and they’d go away.  Learning should promote the ability to “think on your feet” especially when the issue is complex or unusual.

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Everyday KT: Three actions to take before you run your next meeting

Do you run a good meeting? People are more willing to attend a well-planned, purposeful meeting and to share responsibility for action items when you use these three techniques.

 

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Addressing Problems with Automation

Technology and automation offers a huge upside for organization productivity creating consistent disruption to existing work patterns.  This is causing many employees to worry about what the prospects are for their career trajectory.

 

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Maximizing the success of eLearning

Distracted, disengaged, unmotivated…What can L&D professionals do to keep people engaged during eLearning? Consider incorporating these techniques to leverage eLearning and transition new skills to the workplace.

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Seven Tips for Optimizing Virtual Learning

The cost and time savings of the virtual classroom are lost if the program is ineffective, badly received or irrelevant back on the job. To get the most value from your virtual training programs, take a hard look at these seven factors for optimizing virtual learning.

 

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Operations Management in the Age of Apps

In the age of mobile apps, operations management staff have more tools and data at their disposal than ever.  Managers now have immediate visibility on what is occurring within their operations with the additional advantage to remotely direct changes to support higher levels of performance. 

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