Innovation means being willing to look at what you’re doing from a fresh perspective or to think outside the box. Innovation fuels improvement: improved products and features, improved methods, and improved knowledge. What is the history of innovation? Continue reading What is the History of Innovation in the U.S.?
You want to — you need to — get change going within your organization, and quickly. The question is, “How do we get started?” It is all in your change management and using multiple ways to facilitate organizational change. Continue reading How Do You Facilitate Organizational Change?
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. A Kaizen improvement systems is one method used to foster an atmosphere of improvement. What is kaizen improvement system? Continue reading What is Kaizen Improvement System?
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 Help Teams Manage Change with Rendered Process Maps
How do you communicate process improvement or knowledge management and change? One way to motivate employees about process improvement is to think about all of your changes (including process improvement) as organizational “news”. You have to get the word out and communicate Process Improvement News so others can profit from the changes and improvements you’ve made. Continue reading How to Motivate Employees About Process Improvement
The new decade is here, and with it comes a billion new expectations for your company. What you do now can set your company up for success, or it can be your downfall. Facilitating organizational change is easy to theorize and come up with, but putting it into action can cause a lot of problems. Here are the top tips for moving forward with a change: A Guide to Changing your Current Business Operations. Continue reading Guide to Changing Your Current Business Operations
Change management is at the heart of programs like ITIL, lean, ISO, or six sigma. Change and improvement needs to occur on a regular basis, but it does not happen by accident. It takes commitment from top management. How can change management be improved? Continue reading How Can Change Management Be Improved?
Getting Budget for Product Management Tools takes preparation. Your success at work, which ultimately can bring you certain dividends, including the desired increase in salary or position, depends on many factors. Remember that valuable employees are always those who do not hide behind the backs of others, but always actively offer their help to the company, not being afraid to take responsibility. Continue reading How to Get Budget for Product Management Tools
What are the reasons why change is difficult and even harder to manage? Where does resistance to change come from and how can we embrace change?