Lean management provides the ability to study and manage employees and their related processes breaking them down into a kind of supply chain view. Then, focus on what works and what does not work thus, providing input for a model for improvement.
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Governments today face serious, seemingly intractable public management issues that go to the core of effective governance and leadership. Government leaders are presented with difficult choices, but also unprecedented opportunities. The right kind of leadership approach and style can drive change in government. From budget reductions to a struggling economy, disasters to pandemics, the seemingly... Read more »
8 or 9 organizations out of 10 embarking on a major transformation efforts fail to get the results they should. Overcoming Barriers to Organizational Transformation Take away these key learnings about the Barriers to Organizational Transformation - ~ Top 10 Reasons for Failure in Continuous Improvement ~ The 4 Main Barriers to Organizational Improvement ~... Read more »
As a certified yellow belt in Six Sigma, I believe that Six Sigma methods can have a positive impact on improving government. However, Six Sigma with its heavy emphasis on statistical analysis is not the best fit for measuring and improving government performance. A better fit for government is to utilize the concept of Lean.... Read more »
Our Government entities are doing a great job adopting and implementing 5S lean into the workplace saving great amounts of money for departments and taxpayers. But every now and then a refresher and/or something to revitalize the initiative is needed. So I offer up the video below to that end... Eliminate Waste !
Workplaces in the private sector and the public sector have many similarities. After all, objectives need to be met and daily work needs to get accomplished. Through our experience with business process management we have identified five major differences between sectors: The Election Cycle Term Limits Legislative Controls Human Resources Structures Revenue is usually not... Read more »
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) has provided government agencies with great opportunities to spend money on their local projects. The President’s new initiatives also require accountability. With these new expectations in place, it would not be prudent to spend the funds wildly. However, as is often the case, the funds will only exist... Read more »
I am interested in receiving feedback on how to implement the use of process maps throughout an organization. My office has done a great job and we have process maps for every action - these have helped greatly with new hires and we constantly review for changes resulting in higher efficiencies. Other offices within our... Read more »
Over the weekend my father-in-law decided to take advantage of the Cash for Clunkers program and went car shopping. Unfortunately the Dodge dealer he went to in his home town of Paris, Illinois informed him that they had put the program on hold. Apparently they had sold five cars and had yet to be paid... Read more »
As pundits debate the effectiveness of the stimulus package, a new study released by the Government Business Council (GBC) says that agencies feel “overwhelmed” and “anxious” about the ability to successfully implement designed programs. These concerns reflect the current reality of an economy that continues to falter, with a rising unemployment rate, expected to exceed... Read more »