Change management

Economic Scenarios after coronavirus

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Yes, it will be life after coronavirus too. In the actual context, we have very little influence on what happens with the coronavirus crisis. So, instead of counting how many new cases of coronavirus appear every day (remember that you do not influence that), it is better to look forward and make a plan for […]

Change management

Productivity begins with mindset changing

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  I remember that last year when Microsoft bought Nokia, Nokia CEO said: “we didn’t do anything wrong, but somehow, we lost”. But the world changed too fast. (Here you can read the full article). One word could characterize these times: competitiveness. And, to be competitive, a company have to be productive and innovative. Continually! […]

Change management

Productivity improvement study

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We recently asked over 1,000 executives about their approach to productivity as part of our 2017 Productivity Improvement Study. Below you’ll find the results from our survey as well as my commentary and observations. Is productivity an important KPI to companies?   I was delighted to see that 100% of respondents agreed that the productivity […]

Efficiency

How to save time – Transport

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A friend of mine, Marius Albota – consultant and trainer in the quality domain – takes the train to go where he has lectures. As you may know, in Romania a train journey lasts almost double than driving a car on the same distance. But, during the trip, he reads, prepares his lectures, sleeps or […]

Efficiency

How to save time reducing the search

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I read somewhere that we cherish the resources depending on their uselessness. The more useless, the more expensive. Without air we can only live several minutes – not only do we not pay anything for it but we also try to destroy its quality every day. Without water, we can only live a few days […]

Efficiency

Signs of a low performance

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At the beginning of this year I had a meeting with one of my clients, let’s call him George, who needed a productivity increase (a rather considerable one), that must have been achieved in 3 months. After a 30 minute visit to the plant, I told him that the target productivity can be achieved in […]

Efficiency

How to create a standard process

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The first and most important step to increase individual performance, as well as that of the company, is by creating STANDARD processes. If a process is being carried out differently every time, then you do not know where and how to act (imagine a road on which one would travel on right side, another one […]