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Lean Six Sigma- Key Principles

Lean Six SigmaLean is about streamlining processes and Six Sigma is about reducing defects. The Lean Six Sigma methodology is therefore a way of accelerating Six Sigma by streamlining the process while reducing defects. Lean Six Sigma is applicable to all kinds of organizations including not-for-profit organizations and can produce remarkable benefits in productivity, revenue, profitability as well as customer satisfaction. Here are some key principles of Lean Six Sigma…

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Change Management and Neuroscience

Change ManagementWhy do we hate change?  The answer can be found in human evolution. Since millions of years ago, the human brain perceives strangeness (or strangers for that matter) as a sign of danger or even a life-threatening event. Our brains are hard-wired to react negatively to and to resist change. Organizations face the same challenges of inevitable resistance to change. According to one study by the Center for Creative Leadership, 75% of change initiatives fail because of this resistance. .. Continue reading

The Future of Management

Future of ManagementBased on a web article entitled “The Future of Management is Teal”.

The way organizations are structured and run today is essentially outdated. Disillusionment and lack of engagement are commonplace and most people regard their work as filling in time and unexciting. Managers try different incentives from training to monetary rewards to company retreats without getting any lasting, positive outcome. So is a new kind of organization the answer?

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Lean Management

Lean ManagementLean management began as an effort at Toyota to reduce time for a manufacturing process and thus reduce in-process inventory. This became known as just-in-time inventory management. The result was less warehouse space, fewer forklifts, less workshop space, etc. Once the flow of work can be free of  interruption and unnecessary repeat work, waste is eliminated. Lean is therefore the elimination of waste. But, more importantly, lean is continuous improvement in all work processes…

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People Reaction to Change – 5 Stage Model

This article is based on the 5-Stage model originally proposed by author Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

People Reaction to ChangeAny kind of change involves the loss of something: status quo, possessions, relationships, etc. The 5-Stage model suggested by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross in a book related to loss of life (an extreme form of loss) has been also used to explain how people react to change…

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HR Functions with High Impact

What HR functions offer the highest tangible impact in support of the business in terms of growth and profit? This has been a topic of discussion in organizations ever since HR managers started to realize the importance of identifying measurable returns of HR functions and activity. Now, according to a study last year by the world renowned Boston Consulting Group (BCG), the HR function that provides the highest impact is recruiting…

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Why Do People Resist Change? 3 Key Reasons

React to ChangeHow do most people react to change? Why do people resist change? Experience suggests that most people don’t like change and will resist it in different ways. Some will resist and react to change in subtle ways without showing their hand and others will openly challenge any form of change.  Managers hoping to introduce any form of change that impacts others in the organization need to be aware of the 3 key reasons before implementing any substantial change in the workplace…

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