Business Category: Making Change Easier


How Can Kaizen Systems Foster Improvement?

Sometimes segments and departments need major reorganization efforts, but obviously it can be counter productive to constantly go around reorganizing departments. There are also ways to promote improvement that doesn’t involve radical change or reorganization. Kaizen systems are one method we use at Bizmanualz to foster an atmosphere of improvement. Continue reading…

How Rendered Process Maps Help Teams Manage Change

Process maps are tools for you in your role as data collector and analyst: your role is to craft and communicate a story for change and improvement that people understand, accept, support, and will ultimately act on. As you move from gathering data about the current process to improving it, you need tools to help communicate your improvement plan and train participants on the new process, such as rendered process maps. They illustrate your plan by showing relevant facts that substantiate your point of view. Continue reading…

What Are the Five Emotional Phases of Change?

With change implementation comes phases of change within your stakeholders (employees, customers, suppliers, etc.) that can create barriers to realizing your original change objectives. Understanding why people are responding the way they are to your proposed changes will help you to roll-out your improvements more smoothly and allow you to obtain the buy-in from your stakeholders that will actually deliver the performance improvement your changes were designed to realize. Continue reading…