Change | Process improvement

What is A3 Thinking?

Have you been involved in a Lean transformation project where you spent more time filling in PIDs (project imitation documents) than actually doing any change? Perhaps worse you’ve spent too much time and energy analysing data? Capturing and documenting reasons for change is important especially from a governance perspective. When done well you end up…

Change | Process improvement

Paralysis by Over Analysis

One of the most potent forces preventing successful implementation of change is over analysis. If there’s one thing that will stall implementation, if not kill it off completely, is paralysis by over analysis. I’ve seen it many times over the years and it’s not just a mistake made by process improvement novices. It’s also done…

Change | Leadership | Reflection

Make Cha, Cha, Cha’s an essential part of your daily productivity routine

Planning and preparing to be productive is a full-time job, let alone the time actually spent being productive. From the early morning review, to focussing on being ‘focussed’ and not flicking from one social media notification to the other, being productive is tiring. Being productive is rewarding (let’s face it you get loads done) and…

Change | Process improvement

Want your Process improvement project to succeed – Try this tip

  Have you have tried process improvement in the past and found it didn’t yield the required benefits? Did it become too difficult to manage? Were senior stakeholders wanting ‘more’, ‘quicker’? With an increasingly challenging economic horizon, the need for process improvement and remaining competitive is as great as ever. So, if you want your improvement project to…