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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...

5 Things Process Excellence Leaders can learn from Nurses

Source – Originally Published on May 21, 2013 in processexcellencenetwork.com In honour of the recent World Nursing Day, Debashis Sarkar looks at five things process excellence professionals can learn from nurses. You all would probably agree that nursing is probably among the noblest profession on earth. Since Florence Nightingale...

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...

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...

Pause, Clarify, Decide

Abstract The article offers tips when deciding to look for a new job. The author suggests talking to the boss to clarify whether or not an employee is contributing to team goals or impact strategic priorities. He recommends asking the boss to modify the job if there is lack...

Underdogs of Performance Improvement Transformations

Abstract A key facet of performance improvement transformation is team effectiveness. Often projects fail because we are not able to get the best out of all the team members. As a result, the effort becomes centered around a few so-called high-performing individuals while the others languish. The team members...
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