I am reading a book by Michael Hammer called, Faster, Cheaper, Better. The book is good and has very good material thus far. However, I did find one point to be slightly debateable.While discussing the WHO portion (who should do the work) in the first chapters, h
just plain joe.
My name is Joe. I have two blogs that I maintain. thebusinessdude.blog, a business/career improvement space and apfe.home.blog, a general blog that contains a variety of thoughts on different topics. I live in Lawrence, KS, work as a Continuous Improvement Manager. I am working on two books and continuing education. I enjoy life with my Q, my kids, Kazho and Sox
Possibly a misleading title for this article. However, I imagined the interview question over and over again… I continued to replay it in my mind and each time it felt like skiing down a cliff but instead of land ahead – the bottom fell out and well, you can imagine the rest.
I once interviewed for a supervisory job at a competitor. I was still a new supervisor at the time and wanted (desperately) to move to Wisconsin. There were a lot of non-professional reasons and my haste was probably unprecedented. I was only 24 at the time, so I was not mentally mature. By stating that, I am not saying at 24 you are or are not as a general statement. I am indicating that my mindset had a bias and I had convinced myself that an illogical solution was the best for my family (and me).
During an interview I was asked a question that I had never
The thing about work, is well, we tend to be our own worst enemy. You have heard that before, haven’t you? I assume there was no big surprise when I said that. I also assume when I say – we should study the history to help the future – your eyes may have rolled and again you will assume that I am stating the obvious. Yet, I beg to argue, if we truly understand what we have done, where we have been then we would not repeat the same things… over and over…
At most employers there is a substantial turnover, which may be up or out, but regardless, the positions and people change which lead to gaps in the <a class="zem_slink" title="Information str
- Your time is precious, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. – Steve Jobs
- Once you free yourself from the need for perfect acceptance, it’s a lot easier to launch work that matters. – Seth Godin
- Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, you ought to set up a life you don’t need to escape from. – Seth Godin
- A consultant is someone who takes the watch off your wrist and tells you the time. – Unknown
There is no encrypted message here. Just a couple of good quotes that I identified while looking at a site (listed below).
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Consider that everything has a state. Think of a ball and gravity – once it is tossed in the air there is a point when the incline reverts to a decline. At one point, for a very brief moment, it will pause at transition. The moment, however, is so brief that you may not even realize it. Continuous improvement is the same way. Processes do not stay idle long – the status quo will falter and begin to erode. It is either in a <a class="zem_slink" title="Systems engineering" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Systems_engineering" target="_blank" rel="wi
So, over a year ago I dug into 5S. Well, I have been participating for some time – but I drafted a blog entry about it. Recently, I gave a whole mess (pun intended) of training, 101-sessions. They were refreshers for most, but new people as well. In either case, the presentations went well but the audience was not expecting the message that I delivered, or perhaps, the way I conveyed it.
6S has too many S’s. Converting 5S to 6S by adding <a class="zem_slink" title="Safety (American and Canadi