It starts with behaviour

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Introducing lean to an organisation can be hard work. Management journals and books are littered with cases of failed or suboptimal implementation of lean. The thinking behind lean runs contrary to some conventional approaches to organisational management and control. It can challenge the self-image of managers and leaders as the people with the answers to …

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The Amphora Coaching Model

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By Kelsey McIntyre Hello all! Today we will be discussing the Amphora Coaching Model and how it can help your business improve. The Amphora Coaching Model is like a life coach, asking you questions and encouraging you to dip deep regarding your needs in order to shape up your life. This simple model asks you …

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The MoSCoW Method

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Hi all! Having very little to do with the great city of Moscow, MoSCoW is an acronym derived from the four prioritisation categories of, MUST have, SHOULD have, COULD have and WON’T have, with the addition of interstitial ‘o’s to make it pronounceable, and indeed possibly more memorable. Devised by businessman and coach Dai Clegg, …

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How Can I Organise My Workplace so I’m More Efficient? The 5S Approach

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By: Kelsey McIntyre Clutter and disarray can greatly slow your workplace processes and make your business less productive. To remedy this common problem, simply follow the 5S approach to organise your workplace and make it more efficient. The first step is Seiri (Sort): Distinguishing between necessary and unnecessary things, and getting rid of what you …

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Nemawashi

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By: Cristina Marini Today we’re going to look at a super simple (but extremely useful) concept. Originally from Japan’s Toyota Production System, Nemawashi has the literal translation of ‘going around the roots.’ What does this mean? Basically, it refers to laying the groundwork or a  foundation and building a consensus.  In Japan, Nemawashi is used …

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