OUTSIDE IDEAS RAISE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE STATUS QUO

In today’s world part of everyday work are the decisions about how things get done. By injecting new ideas into the workplace and making these decisions a part of everyday work employees become fully engaged… As ideas bounce around employees start to question the status quo and find themselves participating in shaping new group norms and company culture..  Employees are encouraged to raise questions and debate how things get done, even company policies.. It is OK to question how things work or why they don’t seem to work..   It is OK to express an opinion about things that are not working well and to have an opinion as to what should be done about it…. The magic comes about as employees and management achieve consensus and productivity…  

VALUE ADDED.....   PROCESS INTERRUPTION PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS

Our certified professional accelerates the introduction of lean outside ideas and gets people eager to work together… Workplace  process interruption problem solving  changes group dynamics.. Friendship oriented business cultures have a big impact on creativity and innovation…. When workplaces are re-organized into teams of friends at work, creativity and innovation surfaces... One small improvement after another pops up.. Process oriented teams get company-wide recognition for progress and forward motion … Being part of a successful team gives employees a sense of community and hope for the future…. Everyone wants to think they are making a contribution.. Cultural discussions and agreements in the workplace give leaders and their close followers an opportunity to contribute to common core values…

A KEY TO MANAGER RECOGNITION... SUCCESSFUL TEAMS AND SKILLED EMPLOYEES


 The process management plan documents  manager recognition as well as employee process skills...  Successful managers take responsibility for documenting their own process skills as well as employee process skills...  Our team web site provides an on line place for managers and upper management to collaborate and show appreciation for employees who are cooperating to improve company performance...  Employees need to have a way of making a better place for themselves in the business world..  Documented performance is an insurance policy for some and a way to a better future for others... With documentation, managers can help themselves as they help  their employees...Our plan is to help employees build a great resume.... 

LEAN BUSINESS PRACTICES FOR HAPPY EMPLOYEES AND SUCCESSFUL TEAMS

"CYCLES OF SMALL WINS"....   THE PATH TO HIGH PERFORMANCE


Sites with professional recommendations for lean business practice material…. Sites with a professional collaborator for departmental business managers….. Our Black Belt collaborates with managers to acquire the know-how to organize high performance workplace teams..  Managers who drive productivity with successful teams do well in the business world....  From lean videos to  "cycles of small wins"  to high performance.....  

THE FUNDAMENTAL QUESTION....     IS THERE A BETTER WAY?


Every employee participates in the ownership of some process....   Every small process owner needs to be curious enough to ask this question... Our process management plan give process owners the time,  place and opportunity to raise this question....  Allowing process discussions creates opportunities for small groups of process owners to visibly demonstrate their creativity and innovative talents..... Greater participation in decision making gives everyone in the organization opportunity to feel like their contribution matters...   Process discusions puts something new and exciting into the daily workplace that has sometimes been missing... Some of these processes haven't been visited in years ... The outcome is that employee cooperation and achievement is surprisingly productive..           


HOW PEOPLE IN THE COMPANY FEEL ABOUT WORK MATTERS

Our program connects with how management feel about those in the workplace… It is also a connection for employees and how they feel about coming to work…As the quality of processes in the company improve, both managers and other employees feel good about the achievement.  They begin to feel that they have a purpose in the business world… Workplace team discussions move on toward common values and beliefs… Workplace process teams start with interesting ideas that challenge the status quo and move on to discuss how they feel about the culture… .

Our Black Belt is a lean  business practice guide who  facilitates the resources, process ideas and attitudes that it takes to turn process improvements into high performance by a happy workforce...  Our Black Belt works together with company managers to find and test out  the right process improvement ideas...  .

​​DOCUMENT A "SUCCESSFUL TEAM" EXPERIENCE...   A PLUS FOR ANY RESUME


21st century skill certifications can enhance anyone’s resume… Workplace process teams provide opportunities for certification… When teams select and put into practice lean ideas that measurably increase productivity,  team members can qualify for certification as a process improvement analyst… The next step up is to qualify as a root cause analyst… That takes more preparation and effort. The more root cause analysts who on the team the better are the chances for incremental improvements to be continuous.. The whole team supports the effort  to rapidly get to the bottom of each interruption to the process…

​​ successful teams..   are KEY TO UPWARD MOBILITY

  PRODUCTIVITY PROGRESS IS INCREMENTAL AND CUMULATIVE

"SUCCESSFUL TEAMS" ARE THE STRONGEST BUILDING BLOCKS FOR PRODUCTIVITY


Only 4 or 5 % of teams ever get to be high performance teams... For many employees work is routine and boring.... Too many employees are sure that the system is failing them...  Many employees just do what they are told to do and no more...  Process discussions  turns these sad stories into stories of successful teams...  There is something about  "successful teams" that multiplies the confidence of team members.... Teams not individuals are the strongest building blocks for productivity....  Successful teams are strong building blocks for organizations and for individuals too...   Smart employees don't try to move ahead alone... Smart employees learn how to move ahead as part of a successful team....

START WITH EXCITING PROCESS IDEAS , ADD "CYCLES OF SMALL WINS" AND GET HAPPY EMPLOYEES


  • Employees learn the benefits of having process skills..
  • Employees learn how process skills are the cornerstones of better future income
  • Employees learn how to document their performance
  • Employees learn how to find closer friendships at work
  • Employees learn how to feel more enthusiastic about coming to work
  • Employees learn how good it feels to be part of a successful team

FINDING AND APPLYING OUTSIDE IDEAS THAT ADD VALUE 


  • Step one… Lean videos get employees interest in exploring something new

  • Workplace teams bring about better relationships at work

  • Employees get the freedom to discuss interesting outside ideas

  • Outside ideas bump up against the status quo..

  • Lean oriented employees uncover process problems…

  • Root cause analysts bring about better process quality..

  • Employees develop skills for a better future

  • “There is something in this for me”
  • Leader know-how and input makes productivity an urgent matter
  • Employees get the feeling of being part of a winning team
  • Value added prototyping is the lean idea hunter's primary mission

WORKPLACE TEAMS WITH CYCLES OF SMALL WINS...  BECOME SUCCESSFUL TEAMS

Small wins that start with the quality of the process  move up to the quality of the culture…. Small wins of monthly recognition give employees a continuing  interest in performance…  Small wins can give employees confidence in skills for better earning power…. Small wins can turn into better choices that upgrade group norms… Small wins that organizationally produce common values and beliefs…

a value added network of lean idea hunters

LEAN IDEA HUNTING MAGIC DUST....THE INCREMENTAL CHARACTERISTIC OF PRODUCTIVITY

​The magic ingredient is the incremental nature of our approach to process improvement.... Giant leaps in process improvement can get quite tricky... Employees can incrementally take small steps to keep things interesting and still show up positively on the bottom line...  As employees master one interesting idea the next one pops up out of no where to interest them...  As employees acquire process problem solving skills the future outlook looks brighter and brighter.

LEADERS AND INFLUENTIAL EMPLOYEES SUPPORT EACH OTHER

One of our tactics has been to work through influential employees...  The enthusiastic cooperation of influential employees is important for better processes and better performance...  Leaders need challenging outside resources to catch the attention and get the loyalty of influential employees....  Exciting outside ideas are our specialty...  Achievement oriented and influential employees take ownership of processes and process management....  A symphony of their excitement and energy ignites momentum and inspires other employees to join in with them.... 

THE SOCIAL SIDE OF WORK...     "SUCCESSFUL TEAMS"

Process Teams that share more information, work better together and have better performance...  The earlier that employees are involved in process management,  the more likely they are to accept and adjust to change... The more involvement employees have in change the more commitment they will have to that change...Friends on workplace  teams help each other deal with daily frustrations and upsetting circumstances... .Employees need and want the support that close  friends have to offer... Alert leaders encourage closer friendships at work.... Close friends come together easier and faster... .