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Consider a ‘Process Approach’ for Risk

ISO 31000 is built on a 3-Part model for Risk Management. You’ll find the overview in this post: Putting Risk in Its Place and this Video: Putting Risk in Its Place Clause 4 identifies the Principles and Clause 5 lays […]

Risk Framework – What’s In It For Me?

This is the second part of the ISO 31000 guidance model for ‘Risk’. The section called ‘Framework’ follows the ‘Principles’ outlined in the last post and sheds more light on the need for a methodical approach to ‘Risk’. The ‘Framework’ […]

Risk ‘Principles’ from ISO 31000

Any worthwhile Standard starts with a set of ‘Principles’. ISO 31000 is no exception. Let’s see if we can tie these Risk Principles into a typical ISO Management System. Value Creation and Protection is at the core of this section […]

Putting Risk In Its Place

Risk is all around us, all the time! So where does the 10,000 mile journey of ‘risk management’ begin? ISO 31000:2018 has some ideas and can get you started. Managing risk pays many benefits including the enhancement of Organizational Resilience. […]

Don’t Waste My Time!

James P. Womack identifies this as a place to improve in Lean Solutions with Daniel Jones. We don’t want to lose customers by keeping them waiting. Consider this: “If we had to pay our customers for the time they wait to […]

From ‘Thinking’ to ‘Action’

This is a solid set of steps developed by James P. Womack in his book Lean Thinking. He was into the Lean stream very early and has done some great work. He mentions Taiichi Ohno and The Toyota Production System in […]

Can We Make Improvements Through Integration?

You bet we can!! When we integrate 2 or more Standards, the time savings start immediately! It takes some work to combine some of the requirements, but the benefits last for the life of the system. Top Management Benefits Management […]

Unleash Potential…Drive Out FEAR!

You may recognize Deming’s 8th ‘Point’ – Drive Out Fear. There’s no better way to get people ‘engaged’ (ISO 9001, 5.1.1 h) than creating a work environment where people feel listened to and respected for their expertise, no matter how […]

Promote Pride in People

This is Deming’s 12th point – another great idea that can improve the work environment in any organization! Start with a few questions and see what emerges… Question: Is management REALLY listening? Or are people feeling like no one’s responding? […]

Are People Your Problem?

John Seddon in Freedom From Command and Control identified three things that employees need to get the results you’re looking for:1. Clear Instructions and purpose – what does the ‘right result’ look like?2. Methods that work and make sense3. The […]