Okay, this is really heavy – let’s try continuous improvement!

If the employees do hardly have any idea about how to work the right way and the boss is expecting supernatural solutions by the newly hired manager – only Kate Keene will find a way how to achieve the goals!

And guess what – Kate Keene is using The Continuous Improvement Process.

The Novell Continuous Improvement Process

  1. Determine Improvement Opportunity
  2. Develop Team and Direction
  3. Identify Stakeholders and Needs
  4. Map Current Processes or Identify Revolutionary Ideas
  5. Optimize Process or Develop Revolutionary Ideas
  6. Test and Implement
  7. Measure Process Performance
  8. Standardize and Monitor

 

Really not bad, is it?

Thank you so much for this video somtimesy.com!

Clean your shoes! Look at your footprint!

We are now (2012) about 7 billion human beings and we are getting more and more. Just as we, our cities are getting more and more, too – they getting even bigger and bigger.

The price of our comfortable life is the footprint we are leaving on planet earth. We consume natural resources and clean water, leave waste, create pollution and reduce the biodiversity of our ecosystem.

Definitions we need to know:

  • Environment: Nature and all the vital resources it provides.
  • Footprint: Trace left behind or deep and long-lasting mark.

Can we go back? – No! So we have to move forward! So what can we do? We can create more sustainable lifecycles which have impact on

  • the amount of water we need,
  • the amount of resources which are necessary,
  • our climate change, caused by pollution especially carbondioxides and
  • the destruction of our ecosystem.

We got to reduce our impacts by measuring, understanding and acting.

Thank you very much, VEOLIA, for this worth seeing video.

Things have to sustain thmeself! And we have to sustain our nature!

When we are talking about sustainability, we are talking about keeping things going without endangering the future.

For our planet it means: Our planet can continue to do what it was designed to do.

  • Provide fresh air and clean water
  • Produce Food
  • Allow having a high quality of life … forever!

Principles of sustainability as care instructions for our planet

  1. Reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and heavy metals
  2. Reduce our dependence on synthetic chemicals that destroys our nature
  3. Reduce our destruction of our nature
  4. Ensure we are not stopping people globally from meeting their Needs

Everything is connected:

  1. Society
  2. Economy
  3. Ecology

We need all of them, to get to a more sustainable future.

Thanks to RealEyes for your engagement for more ecological sustainabiliy.

Why climb the mountain of change?

Nobody wants to change just because there is a possibility to change. It is important to know that the change is necessary and that the situation after the change will be better than before.

Perhaps then people a ready to climb the mountain. Look and view through the possible perspective of your employees.

Thank you Mr. Goldratt.

Let me introduce to you the formula of change!

A really nice video which introduces to you change management, from its nearer historic basements up to a formula of dependency that shows if there is a chance for a successful change.

You got to see it!

Paul Brown starts his video by saying: “Change is about surviving!!” He begins with important persons and theories which are important for our understanding of change management today.
He states that all of those theories are relative and depends on thousands of different factors. So the next theory could be about business change, business relatvism or business pragmatism.

So why change? We or our organizations got to change because our Environment is changig. There are

  • new products
  • new competitiors
  • changed consumer tastes
  • shifting socio-political economic cultural Frameworks
  • advanced technologies and
  • new emergent markets.

The earlier we recognize the need for change the greater ist the number of options for successful change is.

 

Change Formula

D * V * F > R

  • Dissatisfaction
  • Vision
  • First
  • Resistance

The product of the dissatisfaction of your employees, the vision of what is to expect with and without not changing and those first actions which have been taken to induce the change got to be bigger than the resistance of the orginization and its employees working in it to have a chance for a successful implementation of change.

 

Thank you Mr. Brown.

 

The problem of change

Gavin Wedell made a cute little video that explains that there is a need to change, but it is hard to handle it.

In our globalized world oganizations have to deal with continually shifting:

  • Market conditions
  • Customer demands
  • Technologies
  • Input costs
  • Competition

So organizations have to readapt their business models. But there is a problem with change: “[…] people who have been doing things a certain way for a long time […]”, do not want to do things differently.

To manage change successfully Gavin Wedell recommends

  1. Communicate the threat of not changing
  2. Involve your Team in decision makin (when possible)
  3. Minimize uncertainty
  4. Celebrate successes in moving towards the goal
  5. Keep explaining the reasons to change
  6. Be as transparent as possible

Thank you Mr.. Wedell!

Ambidexterity – DO BOTH AT THE SAME TIME!

You ever heared of organizational ambidexterity before? A complicated word, but a simple concept. Exploit your resources and competences at the same time as you explore new markets and new products or business models.

It’s just some kind of toolbox for common business sense.

Thank you Harvard Business School for this short explaination!

Bored by implementing Continuous Improvement?

You really can learn something by watching this video!

There are some open questions:

  • Is Kaizen a whole other thing as Continuous Improvement?
  • Can you improve your production line in your office?
  • Can the manager elimnate waste from the work of his/her employees?
  • Do problems play a role in continuous improvement?

Thank you EMS Consultants!