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Performance Evaluation

Give Me What I Want!

In 1980, The American Council of Retailers did some research on why people stopped doing business with various organizations. Here's what they found in 1980: 64% left because they felt ignored 12% left because they were treated badly (that’s our ...

What’s your ‘Purpose’?

John Seddon has been a Systems builder since the 80s. He bases his work on the genius of Taiichi Ohno - The Toyota Production System - Beyond Large-Scale Production. Seddon has been successful adapting Ohno's TPS approach but using it ...

Why Management Training Doesn’t Work…and what to do about it…

We all give training to new managers. It seems weak at best, and might even make things worse in some cases. Disengaged employees as a result of poor management may be costing your company as much as 34% of your ...

Why ‘Management by the Numbers’ Doesn’t Work…

Daniel Markovitz posted a blog called 'The Folly of Stretch Goals' in the Harvard Business Review. He outlined the dangers of using 'stretch goals' and gives some examples of unwanted behaviours that can result. He identifies three areas where 'stretch ...

Corrective Actions…WIIFM?

Not everyone LOVES doing corrective actions, and that's an understatement! So why bother? Here are a few good reasons to carry out corrective actions: Corrective actions are one of the building blocks to system improvement. System improvement is required in ...

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 ...

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 ...

Learn to ‘See’… Learn to ‘Lead’

John Seddon, Vanguard Consulting, published a book in 2005 called "Freedom from Command and Control". Definitely worth reading if you're interested in tapping the vast potential of any workforce. One of his interesting ideas is 'Learn to see, learn to ...

Supercharge your Internal Audits

When we think of getting value out of Internal Audits, sometimes we draw a blank. Or we think that asking if everyone’s following their procedures will do the trick. Here are 3 ways to get more value out of our ...

Risky Business

It's all about the risk, these days, and the better we manage it, the better off we are, period! The new Standard calls for it, yes, but it's just good business practice to assess where the potholes are in our ...