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Report Honest Data

As you might guess, the whole concept of measurement is based on reporting honest data. But sometimes it isn’t possible. At one of our early clients, a work cell was created to manufacture the particular product of interest and the … Continue reading

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Chalking the Field

The term “chalk the field” means exactly what it implies. Remember the games growing up. I grew up in the country and had a field that the neighboring farm kids and he would use to play baseball. We didn’t have … Continue reading

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Tribal Knowledge, No Blame and Honest Data

A number of years ago, I wrote a column for the Oakland Chamber of Commerce on the Tribal Knowledge Paradigm and one of the issues that came up was a particular company’s inability to get orders on time to the customer.  I … Continue reading

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Tribal Knowledge Paradigm: Background

This is the first part of the first chapter of our next book, “The Tribal Knowledge Paradigm.”  We aren’t going to put the whole book here, just enough. We believe that the ever-increasing speed of change and complexity are driving beyond effective … Continue reading

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Tribal Knowledge Paradigm: Basics

What is Tribal Knowledge? (This is the first part of the 3rd Chapter of the new book: The Tribal Knowledge Paradigm to be published October, 2012.)  We struggled with a definition, as there was no usable one available anywhere.  So … Continue reading

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Tribal Knowledge Paradigm – Discovery

Discovery is the process in the Tribal Knowledge Paradigm that a War on Waste project team will go through as it tries to understand why a particular problem exists.  It involves trying to reach the root cause of the problem.  … Continue reading

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Tribal Knowledge Paradigm – The Key

An observation was made in an earlier book by one of the authors (The Tribal Knowledge Paradox)[1] that challenges executives to ask themselves: Why is it that employees are at one moment touted as a most prized asset and in the … Continue reading

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