Continuous Improvement

Eight deadly faux pas of continuous improvement

HAVE YOU EVER wondered why continuous improvement initiatives such as lean, Six Sigma, Baldrige, and others fail? The initiatives are typically launched with a big splash but then subside to a ripple. This article presents the continuous improvement faux pas of many companies that I have observed very closely...

15 Types of Process Excellence Professionals

Source – Originally Published on Jun 27, 2012 in processexcellencenetwork.com How to recognize a Toolophile from a Power–Point Maestro Process excellence professionals come in a variety of shapes and sizes, says PEX Advisor Debashis Sarkar. Here how’s to recognize them and how you can make sure you use their...

The Eight Habits of Effective Process Excellence Leaders

Source – Originally Published on Jun 27, 2012 in processexcellencenetwork.com A lot is written about process excellence, writes columnist Debashis Sarkar, but one area that has not been covered in much detail  is what actually makes a great process excellence leader? It’s not about the tools, he says. Here...

15 Ways to tell if You’re a Process Centric Company

Source – Originally Published on Mar 12, 2012 in processexcellencenetwork.com Does your company leadership treat processes as strategic assets? If not, maybe it’s time they did. Here Debashis Sarkar, Asia’s Service Lean Pioneer, Author and Thought Leader, shares 15 ways to tell whether you’re a process centric company. What...

13 Essentials of Coaching for Process Improvement

Source – Originally Published on Sep 12, 2011 in processexcellencenetwork.com As organizations embark on their process improvement journey, one of the things that they seem to forget is to focus on coaching skills that creates change agents, says Debashis Sarkar, author and Asia’s pioneer in Lean for services. And that’s a...

Dear Lean practitioner, remember you don’t know all

 Source – Originally Published on Dec 9, 2010 in processexcellencenetwork.com Lean agents making the transition to service industries should speak softly and carry a list of questions. In the second article of his series on project missteps, pitfalls and faux pas, columnist Debashis Sarkar, author and Asia’s service Lean...

How to lose friends and alienate staff – a lean sponsor’s guide

Source – Originally Published on Nov 8, 2010 in processexcellencenetwork.com What happens when management is not properly equipped to undertake a Lean Transformation? In the first of his series on project missteps, pitfalls and faux pas, columnist Debashis Sarkar, author and Asia’s service Lean pioneer, argues that things can...

Enablers for Successful Lean Transformation

Source – Originally Published on Sep 22, 2010 in processexcellencenetwork.com When you decide to embark on a Lean transformation, you must make sure that the right enablers of a successful deployment are in place. Despite all the hard work I have seen companies put in to making their Lean...
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