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A Continuous Improvers' Learning Space
Personal Learning Journal supporting Continuous Improvement
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PDCA - Plan Do Check Act and A-3 Reporting - YouTube

ct Short video about PDCA, a key component of lean manufacturing and the Toyota Production System. Presented by EMS Consulting Group Inc. http://www.emsstrategi...

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Take a look at this YouTube for an introduction to the PDCA cycle. Its the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle for continuous improvement. This is where we have moved through each of the stages and continuous improvement is now at the ongoing stage. This is where the self discipline to continue improving becomes critical.

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Deming's14 points for Management - YouTube

http://systemsthinkingmethod.com/systems-thinking.html : Still considered radical by western business today, despite being accredited for his significant con...
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Take a look at this YouTube clip for an introduction to Demings 14 principles of Quality. Remember the historical perspective in applying Deming's philosophy. The journey supported the post WWII manufacturing industry of Japan. Finding the relevance and application within your team, your workplace, your organisation, that's the leadership knack!

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How Your Brain Gets In The Way: Why Lean Works and When It Doesn't | Lean Leadership Ways

How Your Brain Gets In The Way: Why Lean Works and When It Doesn't | Lean Leadership Ways | A Continuous Improvers' Learning Space | Scoop.it
Everyone recognizes the need to change. Why, then, is it so difficult?
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A great article on Lean Leadership. The presence of human error is something we aim to minimise, though cannot escape. This article is an acknowledgement of this. Reflect on the areas in your workplace where human error exists. What are some strategies that can be implemented to minimise the impact of human error.

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Total Quality Management - YouTube

Total Quality Management
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Take a look at this YouTube clip on Total Quality Management (TQM). Specifically on the theorists of TQM. This clip explains the relationship between customer satisfaction and quality measurements. This clip continues with product quality and the  elimination of waste. All in the interest of TQM.

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Lean, Kaizen, and Continuous Improvement - YouTube

A short video about lean, kaizen, and the concept of continuous improvement. Presented by EMS Consulting Group, Inc. http://www.emsstrategies.com. Continuous...
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What is knowledge management system? definition and meaning

What is knowledge management system? definition and meaning | A Continuous Improvers' Learning Space | Scoop.it
Definition of knowledge management system: A method for the improvement of business process performance. A knowledge management system is most often used in business in applications such as information systems, business administration, compute...
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The continuous improvement process relies on an effective Knowledge Management System. Take a look at this definition of what a Knowledge Management System is. Review this definition in light of your own organisation and how this system supports your work team in its continuous improvement process.

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Leadership: the Force Multiplier of Kaizen - Evolving Excellence

Leadership: the Force Multiplier of Kaizen - Evolving Excellence | A Continuous Improvers' Learning Space | Scoop.it
By Kevin Meyer Jabil's website promotes their commitment to lean, especially their report showing the following: That truly is impressive, and I happen to know something about Jabil and know it is real.
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Have a read of this article on the significance of Leadership for Kaizen to gain traction. This article on Leadership: the force multiplier of Kaizen introduces leadership as having a multiplier effect on quality outcomes. Reflect on the areas with your work team where your leadership can have a multiplier effect on quality outcomes.

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7 Quality Tools - YouTube

The check sheet is a tool for gathering information on the root cause of the defects. It facilitates use of facts rather than just opinions. It must be desig...
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Take a look at this YouTube clip introducing the idea of quality tools. This clip begins with the first tool, the check sheet. This clip explains the use of check sheets in identifying product defects. It provides a method of capturing data about these product defects. Think about how you might apply the check sheet to your workplace for managing defects more effectively.

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The Handy Guide To Quality - CQI - Quality Management - YouTube

Quality Management video providing an accessible and modern twist on quality management and how quality professionals can benefit businesses. If you are new ...
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Take a look at this YouTube on the Handy Guide to Quality Management. The challenge of listening to the customer's voice whilst raising employee productivity. It's all part of the continuous improvement journey.

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The Simplest Way To Know What Everyone's Doing At Work

The Simplest Way To Know What Everyone's Doing At Work | A Continuous Improvers' Learning Space | Scoop.it

One of the biggest challenges of knowledge work is its lack of visibility. Getting a clear picture of what’s going on in a collection of minds, including your own, is much more difficult than seeing the visible progress of constructing a house or assembling a physical product. And when you can’t see what you’re building together as a company, it takes extra time, effort, and work to manage problems, progress, and processes.

 

So how do you make the invisible visible?


Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor
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It's a confronting notion. Of all the hours dedicated to team meetings,  review workshops, project review meetings .... across our organisations. And we still don't know what employees and teams are truly doing. A poor ROI indeed!

Social media enables employee and team connectivity beyond the confines of any meeting. Employees can post pix and videos of their lunch and others can like, comment or share their experiences. Challenge is how we have them connect and interact about deeper content than their lunch. Connect and interact with content about their job. That's the leadership knack!

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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, November 21, 2013 6:45 PM

In the modern often remote workplace sharing work is essential to an efficient and collaborative team. Writing is the simple powerful tool that can.