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7 Ways to Improve Your Productivity at Work

Productivity experts have devised some simple methods to improve your productivity at work. They consist of either working harder or working smarter. Personally I like working smarter, but sometimes I end up working harder too. Use just one idea and you could improve your productivity at work. Use all of them and you could double or triple your productivity. Continue reading 7 Ways to Improve Your Productivity at Work

How to Use Action Planning to Achieve Your Vision

Your end-to-end process design defines your organizations capability to deliver your vision. You’ll begin to see a number of gaps between your future state (the vision of where you want to go) and your current state (where you are today). These gaps will need to be closed and to do this we need to start action planning. Continue reading How to Use Action Planning to Achieve Your Vision

Correcting Nonconformances with Corrective Action

We know that it is important to collect information and feedback from external and internal sources in order to identify problems and non-conformances. But once you have found a problem, what steps do you take to resolve it? Do you take corrective action on all problems that are identified? Continue reading Correcting Nonconformances with Corrective Action

Why Root Cause Analysis Is the Foundation of Corrective Action

You have identified a problem, and you have made an immediate correction to fix it for now. How do you make sure the same problem doesn’t happen again? The goal of implementing corrective action is to identify and to address the root cause of problems so they don’t reoccur. Therefore, root cause analysis is at the heart of an effective corrective action program. Continue reading Why Root Cause Analysis Is the Foundation of Corrective Action

What’s the Difference Between Corrective Action and Preventive Action?

Corrective and Preventive Action are key elements to a Quality Management System (QMS) that is focused on Continual Improvement and Customer Satisfaction. Indeed, any ISO 9000 type QMS should have this type of focus, unfortunately many do not. Continue reading What’s the Difference Between Corrective Action and Preventive Action?