Archive for March, 2019


Dreaded Shift Exchange

This week’s Issue | 01/04/2019 WOW !!!   April 01 already and time for April Fools day … hopefully you will not get pranked.  Amazing that after many years of work experience some very basic productivity robbers still exist within our work environments.  The most dreaded being the a simple shift exchange which we decided to explore in greater detail in this week’s newsletter.  


Lessons from Peter Drucker

This week’s Issue | 25/03/2019 Some stuff defined in the past is still very effective and pertinent today.   So when I was searching for some management tips I stumbled across some pointers shared by Peter Drucker.  Peter as defined by Wiki   Peter Ferdinand Drucker (/ˈdrʌkər/; German: [ˈdʀʊkɐ]; November 19, 1909 – November 11, 2005) was an Austrian-born American management consultant, educator, and author, whose writings contributed to the philosophical and practical


Employee Empowerment and Einstein’s Riddle

This week’s Issue | 18/03/2019 Happy St. Patrick’s day to everyone … with the day marked in green it is a nice gesture that spring will also be arriving shortly.  A lot of discussion recently about employee empowerment and what should it look like?   To be honest it will look a little bit different inside each organization so you will have to define what empowerment needs to look like for your organization.  What empowerment


This week’s Issue | 11/03/2019 For some there has been a debate for years of which methodology is better within an operation … Lean which helps identify and eliminate waste of the use of TOC (Theory Of Constraints) where we work to optimize a constraint within a process … but surprise both methodologies are actually in violent agreement and complementary to each other. Guess my father was not very


Advanced Lean

This week’s Issue | 04/03/2019 My big AHAAA this week came as we worked with a local organization.   They have been in business for many years and thought that they were extremely good at their process … but as a team they had grown together with little outside influence … hence their processes just evolved around their conventional thinking without taking on some additional insights … so this now became a fun exercise for