Operational Excellence: what is it and how does it relate to Lean?

Operational Excellence (OpEx for short) is one of those business buzzwords that you hear flying around but I’ve gotten feedback that it remains unclear what it is. So hereby my interpretation of Operational Excellence based on my own training and experiences. There are several reasons to want Operational Excellence: Lower operational costs Increasing quality Shorter throughput [...]

By | June 9th, 2014|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Performance Management: a simple introduction

Though vital for any organisation or entrepreneur, performance management is a loaded term and not one that appeals to most people as it has an air of ‘discipline and punishment’ around it. I’ve seen it done right and I’ve seen it go wrong; let’s first take a look at what it is. Simply said, performance [...]

By | June 9th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

5 Should-Use Change Management Tools and Elements

Change management is all about making sure the change you want to make happen in your process or your organisation happens successfully. With successfully I mean that the change is not forced down people’s throats but guided in a humane way and where it sticks for the long-term. Last week I wrote a blog on [...]

By | June 2nd, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The 8 Steps of Successful Change Management

The field of change management is one that is widely written about but is apparently really hard to do. In fact, 70% of all organizational changes fail according to McKinsey & Co. Given that most organisations are currently in a constant state of change due to all sorts of reasons this number does raise some [...]

By | May 29th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A super simple introduction to Lean

Lean is hot! It has been for a while and it will probably continue to do so for the coming years. Some explanations of Lean tend to be a little dry or overly complicated so hereby an attempt at a super simple introduction to some of the most important elements of the concept. With Lean [...]

By | May 20th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments