Category Archives: Change Management

Team Involvement: Just Half of This Equation

The level of involvement in the change process for the operator on the floor has been an ongoing issue for years.  The operators are less likely to take ownership or even accept the new idea as a solution.  On the … Continue reading

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Sustain the Gain (Part 3)

Are you ready to bring this one home?  We have been looking at how John’s team made some great improvements with a yield improvement Kaizen on their filler. Unfortunately we saw in part 1 that things just didn’t work out like … Continue reading

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Sustain the Gain (Part 2)

We joined our friend, John, who is a young Production Manager in part one of Sustain the Gain.  John is expecting significant savings thanks to a Kaizen with his team but the results just are not there.  Sound familiar?  What … Continue reading

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Sustain the Gain

A young Production Manager finally gives the green light to implement his latest Kaizen process improvement after several weeks of data collection, testing, and planning.  John has been working closely with his cross- functional team to find the optimal filler … Continue reading

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What’s In It For Me?

What’s in it for me?  That questions sounds a little selfish, doesn’t it?  Yet answering this question can make all the difference when you are trying to convince others to join you on your Lean Journey or any other journey … Continue reading

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Change Follow Up

Those who have been reading this blog know that we explored Implementing Change in a six part series. I found it very interesting to track the comments and hits on each of these six parts. While this is not a … Continue reading

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Implementing Change-Get it Done

[tweetmeme] This is the last of a six part series on Implementing Change. We have already studied the 8 Steps of Change Management and Overcoming Resistance to Change. We have looked at Steps 1 through 5 in more detail and … Continue reading

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Implementing Change-What’s next now that you have an improvement topic?

This is the fourth post of a five-part series on Implementing Change which has had the objective of making you a better leader and a Change Catalyst. These are critical skills for today’s Food & Beverage manufacturing leaders and leaders … Continue reading

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Change Management and the Pareto Principle….The Vital Few and the Trivial Many

This blog has been looking at change implementation which is a skill you need to be a successful leader in nearly any arena. We have already explored the 8 Steps of Change Management, Overcoming Resistance to Change, and the first … Continue reading

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Implementing Change-Where Do You Start?

One of the critical skills for you to be a successful leader is change implementation. Surely you have already met resistance to change while pursuing goals critical to the success of the organization. Learning these skills will help you be … Continue reading

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