Lean Corporations: Simplify, Standardize, Automate

February 11, 2014 by  
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Lean Corporations: Simplify, Standardize, Automate 

The idea of “Lean Corporations” is far from being new. Every star-up, tech companies or industry giants know the value of a Lean training . It has been mostly referred to as the principles of effective manufacturing or automotive giant Toyota and throughout history, the teachings of this methodology enabled businesses to deliver cheaper products without compromising their quality. Read more

Devising a System for Becoming More Efficient at Home and at Work

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There is a reason that the local Professional Organizer is thriving. Society at large has too much to do and not enough time to get everything done. For people or companies that are disorganized, there never seems to be enough time in the day. The question that must be answered is how to increase productivity or efficiency. If it takes you thirty minutes to find your keys or a client file then it is time to make some changes. A few simple adjustments can make a big difference, leaving more time in your day to enjoy life. Getting started is the challenge for many people.

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Whole Business Thinking

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In his book Whole Business Thinking: Executive Management (WBT – EM) :A GUIDE TO EXCEPTIONAL BUSINESS PERFORMANCE, Robert S. Block explains how to create sustainable business growth.

Whole Business Thinking is the way to create solid growth in your company. It requires real-time information flow.  He explains the difference between Silo Thinking and Whole Business Thinking. He helps the business owner to understand the benefits of Whole Business Thinking.  Silo focused thinking results in the establishment of departmental policies and procedures and the purchase of systems without regard for the policies and procedures and systems used by other divisions or departments. Communication barriers grow and inefficiencies become the norm and accepted as “part of corporate life.” It is clearly the source of a lot of the discord in company employees. Whole Business Thinking: WBT requires real-time information flow among all departments at virtually every level.

The chapter on Centralized vs. Decentralized management is crucial to the plan. Centralized management is a form of management wherein most decisions are made by a relatively small group of people located at the company’s headquarters. Centralized management implies centralized data systems to support management decisions. Read more

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