Using a Wrench to Drive a Nail When you think about all of the Lean Six Sigma tools that are at your disposal, the question comes to mind …what’s in your toolkit? Getting a job done, whether simple or complex requires a certain know how and understanding of the mechanics required to accomplish the task. Unfortunately, […]
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Setting a Bad Example We have all seen it many times before. That meeting organizer that comes into a meeting 25 minutes late. Everyone in the room respectfully held off starting the meeting and simply took care of busy work or catching up on social connections with others in the meeting. Time passed slowly and […]
Changing the Culture Innovation and changing the culture of a healthcare organization can be a monumental challenge. Innovation can be defined as the process of translating an idea or invention into a good or service that creates value or for which customers will pay. To be called an innovation, an idea must be replicable at an […]
Recognizing Success Excellence is the standard. Professional recognition from your peer group is always a humbling honor. It is a mark of true accomplishment and professionalism. Recently, Thomas VanEimeren, a Lean Six Sigma practitioner with Arrow Electronic was appropriately recognized for a career of accomplishments. Thomas was recognized as a Global Top Lean Sigma practitioner. This […]
How Do We Remember Memorial Day. How do we remember and honor those the day is set aside for? Memorial Day started off as a somber day of remembrance; a day when Americans went to cemeteries and placed flags or flowers on the graves of our war dead. Originally called “Decoration Day,” this remembrance began following one […]