Tag Archives: Productivity Improvement

How to get all employees involved in the culture of Innovation.

  Solving the Common Core Problem I walked into this client over 28 years ago as a result of a fax generated lead.  He listened to what I had to say and signed up.   He had a business that he … Continue reading

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“Optimistic Humanism” needs “No Blame”

I just saw a 3 minute video of Steve Jobs talking about “Optimistic Humanism.” In the video he is talking about Quality and the role that it should play in a business and acknowledged by customers. His initial point in … Continue reading

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How to get all employees involved in the culture of Innovation.

I wrote a response to an Internet article and I would like to share it. I have been doing research on incremental innovation at both small and large companies for over 30 years. My research consisted of assembling teams of … Continue reading

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Using Kan Ban to Manage Business Expansion

A number of years ago, I had the privilege of meeting William Gore of W.L. Gore Associates. I was scheduled to meet with him over some technical things and toward the end of the discussion he got into how he decided … 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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