It’s OK to ask for help with your continuous improvement projects

continuous improvement - ask for help

Asking for help isn’t a sign of weakness.   It seems that our society often thinks that it is, but some of the best managers I have worked with haven’t been afraid to ask. I spend most of my working life feeling a little lost as I venture through my client’s continuous improvement projects. Asking…

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How far can ‘well done’ take your business?

Saying ‘well done’ to someone that has done a decent job is something that we can all do. How many of us do it? I got the privilege to say ‘good job’ to two people today, who were beaming afterwards. It didn’t take much time (the total time spent was approximately 1 minute) but I…

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Discount link for The OTIF Improvement Course added

One of the thank you gifts I have offered subscribers to my monthly newsletter is a discount for The OTIF Improvement Course. Normally the price is $47 (USD), but I offered this at a launch price of $20 to my subscribers. Due to the popularity of this discount I have now added this to part…

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If you think your business is special – read this!

business improvement methods for businesses that are different

Do you feel frazzled by your working day? Do you want your days to pan out differently than they do now? Have you looked at the business improvement methods that are out there, and the examples that they bring, and thought – “but our business is different”? I am sorry to say this, but for…

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Don’t worry if you don’t have a vision for the future of your business – try this instead!

Do you ever feel frustrated that many business magazines and books talk about having a vision for your business and you just seem to be stuck in a frenetic business that needs lots of work just for you to stay still? Do you need to have a vision in order to be successful? I think…

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When are you going to get off the merry-go-round?

start your continuous improvement by stopping!

Is your day-to-day ‘doing your head in’? Do you feel like you get nowhere despite putting in more than a full day at work? Orders are still going out late, mistakes are getting made and no matter how much harder you work nothing seems to change… Are you stuck in an endless loop? It might…

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The OTIF Improvement Course is here!

I am pleased to announce that The OTIF Improvement Course is now available and you can sign up from today to access the lessons. The course is designed to help time strapped managers implement a proven system that can help to improve the delivery performance of their business and includes: 13 punchy lessons, each aimed at…

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The Perils of Rigid Capacity Planning Models

capacity planning for on time delivery

Summer is here! The weather might not be (if you are reading this from the UK), but it is definitely that time of year. Each year, whilst working with businesses in the run up to this period (and during), it never ceases to amaze me that the capacity plans used to schedule their projects /…

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Creating Guiding Principles for Your Improvement Projects

Using Continuous Improvement Principles

One of the key elements of the Improvement Accelerator Framework is the use of the ‘guiding principles document. I have just uploaded an explanation of what this document is made up of and how you can use it. The presentation can be viewed below: Creating guiding principles for your improvement projects from gilesjohnston Enjoy, Giles

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Nudging: An Essential Continuous Improvement Skill

continuous improvement - the art of nudging

Nudging! It doesn’t sound like much does it? But, nudging is an essential skill because it can help you to see an implementation through to its logical conclusion. If you don’t reach the conclusion you won’t get the benefits you want. Let’s face it – if implementing change into our businesses was that easy it…

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