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Nuts and Bolts of Solutioning

Each improvement project undergoes two general phases, As-Is and Should-Be. Analysing is about understanding the problem, identifying and confirming the root causes. Solutioning requires to turn the newly gained knowledge into impactful solutions that have a good chance to get implemented. Some hints for Solutioning:

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Everyday Innovation

Waiting for the next “great innovative product idea” may never get you one step closer to a  higher level of customer satisfaction, more revenue and consistent business growth. Instilling an innovative mind-set facilitated by some simple creativity tools that are supported by empowerment does. Innovate – every day.

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Lean Six Sigma and Innovation

Over the last decade, companies and organisations in nearly every industry all over the world have introduced Lean Six Sigma to increase customer satisfaction and to deliver impressive results. An outstanding example is General Electric, the company who has made Six Sigma as popular as it is today. Another term that has drawn tremendous attention […]

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Seven Habits … – Habit 3: Drive Continuous Improvement

Continuous improvement does not start with massive Lean Six Sigma or Innovation initiatives. Continuous improvement needs to be part of the DNA of an organisation if you want to make your aforementioned initiative a success and lasting. Here are some simple tips for incorporating the habit of continuous improvement.

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Contextual Thinking – The Key to Success in Communicating Innovative Proposals

The leverage to the secret of contextual thinking is that the more you build trust in the existing managerial paradigm on innovation, the more you will be able to stretch that paradigm to enable the company to see beyond to the possibilities of new business models, markets or even redefining one’s industry.

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Can Our Staff Innovate?

Innovation has drawn tremendous attention in the business world over the last decades and seems to be up on the radar screens again. The character of Innovation has changed over time from the traditional research-based theory towards the knowledge-driven approach that is based heavily on our social networks. Innovation has made its way from the […]

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Increase Productivity – The Leadership Challenge

“We need to increase productivity!” What sounds very reasonable on a country scale could be damaging on a company level. Now, after nearly two years of recession the economy is back on track, i.e. companies of all sectors sell more. This is good news, isn’t it? It brings our productivity to new heights, meeting and […]

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Innovatively Leveraging on Six Sigma Framework

Some time ago, I was facilitating a Six Sigma project group involved in solving a process challenge. This group had been working on defining the parameters regarding recruitment policies. This included the allocation of cubicle, phone number, password, printing of name cards, email, pass card, etc for the new hires. The process involved seven people, […]

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The Power of Webbing

If you want to clarify or explore a task, find root causes of a problem or develop your strategic thinking skills you may want to consider the queen of exploration tools: WEBBING.

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