"One more IoT comment. LOL! This one regarding proof.
When you capture performance data at process step granularity and can sort it by date, you can then sort performance before an intervention (process, management, equipment...change,…"
"The top line of the KT Model is the decision to be made, then "must haves", nice to haves, weightings, scoring, & probability/seriousness. The premise of continuous improvement is that you're always asking how performance,…"
"I think the "when" is continuously and the "by whom" should be a bottom-weighted hierarchy. What I mean by "bottom-weighted" is, the people performing the tasks should have more decision power than any single manager in…"
"How long does it take to prove the value of investments?
Given the seasonal variable, I'm reminded of a PBS story about death. LOL! The premise was, although we like to think we have some control over our own death, it's really more like…"
"Regarding, "The Corporate Hierarchy Inhibits Innovation". Of course it does. It starts with the consultant/grass is greener effect, then the 1,000 edits that turn wine into water takes over. Corporate decision making rewards the lowest…"
"Proof of performance improvement in numbers >= words. I like that! Before = 100. After = 50. Savings = 50. Cost = 10. An extreme example, but who isn't tired of trying to explain training ROI without numbers? I could imagine doing some demos…"
"Detroit never supported mass transit, in fact, the auto companies aggressively killed mass transit around the US in order to sell more cars. However, regional mass transit initiatives now are stalled in Detroit/Michigan due to an uncertain, albeit…"
"Hi David! I like what you wrote. Especially this: "Typically a founder will often migrate from the CEO role when revenues reach various thresholds typically 5/10/$15 million."When discussing this topic @ the conference table, I said…"
"Yes, Paul. We'll all need something interesting to do while cars drive us where we need to go. Some will work while others, like Troy and those in his camp of self-motivated learners, will learn new skills. Walt Disney said, "There's…"
"Hi Paul! A Saba VP told me they banned email throughout the company to drive up usage of their (new at the time) social media function. I thought it sounded crazy, but it seemed to work for them. I always knew I wanted to try it. So, when I needed a…"
"Conference Reflection:I've never understood why competition is a higher valued skill than collaboration. Competition is difficult but necessary to "turn off" when collaboration is required. This can be counter-productive, even harmful…"
I got an advanced degree in instructional design in 1990. Dr. Robert Brinkerhoff; the ROI & "Level 5" guru, was my grad advisor. Rob successfully etched ROI into our minds. Since then, I've mostly…"
At some point, every business relies on front-line people working with their hands, mouths, or both. Even robotics manufacturers rely on people working with their hands and mouths. The results of manufacture and service…"
"Conference Reflection:Gamification was discussed in Angel's group. In project-focused work cultures, think about gamifying project management; not just projects. Get a good project management application (Clarizen is fantastic; Excel & Word…"
"Conference Reflection:To my company, Adyton, life-long learning doesn't end at age 65 (or 67). We understand many people need to work beyond their Social Security retirement age. We also understand most people face vision, attention,…"