Engagement – Self-Esteem into Action

Putting self-esteem into action at work.

If you login to LinkedIn, or any social network for that matter, you’ll probably come across at least three pieces of self-help advice in the first minute or so. I haven’t done the math, but I’d say that’s a fair guess. In the end, it all boils down to a vague and often narcissistic soup

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What is Morale Exercise?

morale exercise in Japan

Have you ever seen those videos of Japanese factories where the worker do morning exercises together? Before you dismiss something like that as a cultural quirk, it might be worthwhile to look at it with an open mind. A lot of useful ideas can seem silly at first, simply because they are new and unfamiliar.

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The Lean Learning Management System

Lean Learning Management System eLearning

If you deal with training or education, you have probably heard the acronym LMS, which stands for “learning management system”. Learning is a major factor for improvement and competitiveness, regardless of what industry you are in. Acquiring new skills is a must in this fast-moving economy, especially if you are applying Lean principles. Lean can

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Multimedia Learning in the Lean Workplace

Multimedia Learning

“Liberating education consists in acts of cognition, not transferals of information.”  ― Paulo Freire It’s Monday morning. The kids are eating breakfast and watching cartoons. A parent says, “You’ll miss the bus,” and the children reluctantly turn off the TV. It’s a typical scene for many families. When the children get home, the television is waiting

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The Robots Are Coming! A Future of Autonomation

Lean Blog - Technology Luddites

Even if we never find ourselves in the nightmarish futures imagined by The Terminator and The Matrix, people are becoming increasingly uncomfortable with the capabilities of machines. Actually, people have been uncomfortable with this for over 200 years. From the earliest days of industrialization in the 18th century, to the 21st century’s upheavals brought on

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A Lean Approach to Collaboration

A Lean Approach to Collaboration

Robert Sheridan is the CEO of Menlo, a software business in Michigan. If you ask him what he fears most from his employees, he would probably say complacency. Sheridan’s solution is a Lean approach to collaboration: constantly shuffling teams and seating arrangements to ensure that everyone in the company works with a variety of colleagues.

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Warning signs of disengagement

How do I engage my employees? For many businesses, that's the million-dollar question to which they are still trying to find the answer. While there may be no clear cut ways of truly engaging and empowering workers, employers should always be on the lookout for signs that their workforce is unengaged – this is much easier to

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