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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.