The Parallels of BEE Training and Bees

The Parallels of BEE Training and Bees   The parallels of BEE training and bees can be summarized into three basic categories; Systems, Communication, and Methods. We all know the term “Busy as a Bee” which refers to how diligently and constantly bees are working. We often reference a Bee Hive when speaking about team…

Influencing Through Use of the Socratic Method

Influencing Through Use of the Socratic Method   Influencing through the use of the Socratic Method can be an effective means to business excellence.  The Socratic Method is a process of hypothesis elimination. This process is a constructive approach to CI (Continual Improvement) as more clearly defined hypotheses are found by steadily identifying and eliminating those…

CI Your Holidays

CI Your Holidays!   So, what do we mean by CI your Holidays? Well, pretty much no matter what your family traditions are, or what faith you were raised with, if you live in the USA, the Holiday Season tends to be pretty hectic! Every year most of us vow that this will be the…

The 8 Wastes of a Service-Oriented Business

The 8 Wastes of a Service-Oriented Business The 8 Wastes of a Service-Oriented Business are those things that add time and cost without adding value. There are many ways waste can occur within a system, but they all fall somewhere within the 8 Wastes. We can use the acronym DOWNTIME to briefly define the 8…

Where Systems Thinking and Continuous Improvement Meet

Where Systems Thinking and Continuous Improvement Meet Where systems thinking and continuous improvement meet, you will find an unexpected unity of both static understanding, and fluid transformation. What may seem to be two opposite thought systems, are instead, a cohesive and necessary mingling. Systems thinking at its simplest, is a management discipline based on identifying…

Importance of Investing in Lean Six Sigma Training

Importance of Investing in Lean Six SigmaTraining The importance of investing in Lean Six Sigma Training is understood by organizations who strive for excellence. Around 53 percent of Fortune 500 companies are currently using Six Sigma techniques. An even stronger indication of success is evident in the Fortune 100, where that number jumps to 82…