Senior Management

30
Jan

Doomed from the Start

Spend less than 10 minutes with Ken Cowman, CEO of Emercomm, to find out the most common reasons for an ERP project to fail.  Hint…it’s seldom during the implementation phase.

23
Jan

The Future of Work – Video

Spend less than 10 minutes with Ken Cowman, CEO of Emercomm, to hear his thoughts on how the future of work will create great opportunities for organizations to reduce:  overhead costs; greenhouse gases, employee stress and taxes while improving employee productivity by 10 to 20 percent.

 

27
Sep

The Spider and The CEO

Are you as efficient as a spider in detecting problems within the organization? Do you discern problems before they can become major issues?

The Spider and the CEO

27
Sep

Workplace Stress: The Productivity Killer

Stress lowers the body’s immune system which limits its ability to fight off common illnesses that result in short-term absenteeism. Psychological issues such as depression and anxiety and panic attacks are also being reported. Not surprisingly, more than half of workers surveyed state that job-related stress is having a negative impact on their productivity.

Article_Workplace Stress The Productivity Killer

27
Sep

What a Waste

Given that becoming a Lean Enterprise depends upon having “The Right Person take the Appropriate Action at the Right Time with Timely and Accurate Information”, it’s appropriate to take a look at the ways that the ‘Right Person’ talent may be wasted.

The 8th Waste in Lean is typically stated as ‘Underutilized Talent’. In this article, we’ll look at that thought process to include other areas of waste related to an organization’s “Talent” and some ideas to share for removing the waste.

Article_What a Waste

22
Sep

The True Cost of Paper

What does paper really cost your organization in terms of time, energy and lost work?

The True Cost of Paper

20
Sep

The Glue that Binds

There are several lines of thought that have converged into the potential to reduce: time; human effort; cost; employee stress; and, greenhouse emissions while supporting a number of Lean Enterprise methodology areas. This provides an overview of a few of the lines of thought that may seem to not have relevance to each other, then explain how organizations may bring them together to create effective and positive change.

The Glue that Binds

7
Sep

Sick Days and Weather

In the thirty plus years that I’ve been managing people, one of the most frustrating moments for me is when I get a communication from an employee that informs me that they will not be at work today.  Unplanned downtime drives management productivity down as we determine the impact of the absence and how to prioritize the tasks of others to ensure that critical work gets done.  How do we minimize the impact to productivity of everyone impacted?

Sick Days and Weather

30
Aug

Single Point of Contact Service (SPOCS)

SPOCS, as the name may suggest, is the implementation of a collaborative business process that includes technology and knowledge in a manner whereby a customer only has to make one contact with an organization to accomplish one or more tasks.

SPOCS

25
Aug

Six Sigma: What, Where, When, Why & How

Many people, if they know what Six Sigma (6σ) is, think of it as a quality methodology that is only applicable to the operations side of a business. This is a falsehood and in this article we’ll explore the many application areas of Six Sigma and where it fits into an organization’s plan to become more competitive.

Six Sigma