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Silos Aren’t Only on Farms
Article by Dave Grubb - 8/22/2014 4:00:00 PM

Silos commonly exist within companies and unlike storage silos they have no value; to the contrary, they are both a disruptive and expensive waste of organizational resources. Read More..


Learning to See
Article by Alan Severance - 8/8/2014 4:00:00 PM

One of the hardest things to do is to learn to “See.” Over time, many leaders learn what to look for, or look at, when we are on the shop floor or in the office. We usually do not have the time, or t... Read More..


Taking Lean Personal
Article by Dave Grubb - 7/25/2014 4:00:00 PM

Many of us spend countless hours searching for ways of reducing waste. Have you ever looked at your own day-to-day activities? How often do you ask yourself if there is a more efficient way of prefor... Read More..


Use a Lean Template
Article by Alan Severance - 7/4/2014 4:00:00 PM

As you continue your company’s journey to the next level, keep a Lean Template in mind for every part of the organization. Everything you do from this point forward will be part of the permanent chan... Read More..


Positive Changes in Education
Article by Dave Grubb - 6/20/2014 4:00:00 PM

I began this morning by reading an article in the Wall Street Journal , ostensibly about Yahoo’s decision to end their policy of “work at home.” Included in the article was discussion of companies wh... Read More..


Look Outside Your World for Ideas
Article by Alan Severance - 6/6/2014 4:00:00 PM

To really reinforce your own strengths and ideas, begin looking around your community for sources of new ideas and new approaches. Your world is full of resources, many of them existing long before D... Read More..


Who is the Next You?
Article by Dave Grubb - 5/23/2014 4:00:00 PM

If something happens to you tomorrow, is the future of the company assured? If you have a few key senior managers leave the company, are capable replacements ready to step up? These are real life occ... Read More..


Create an Engaged, Committed Workforce
Article by Alan Severance - 5/16/2014 4:00:00 PM

Last month I talked about the good results that come from aligning your company’s strategy to its goals. Further benefits come by aligning the company’s DNA, its core capabilities, and operating appr... Read More..


2014 Tax Planning Guide
Article by Dave Grubb - 4/28/2014 12:00:00 AM

Or, as the New York Times called it, “A Road without a Map.” Before we go further, I need to insert a caveat; I am an engineer. I am neither a tax consultant nor an accountant. However, if I accompli... Read More..


Expanding the Labor Pool
Article by Dave Grubb - 3/21/2014 4:00:00 PM

Last fall I read an article about Elinor Otto. Elinor is 93 years old and still works everyday riveting wing sections for Boeing in Long Beach, California. Elinor has been doing that job since 1942; ... Read More..


 
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