Technology for Business – What do you NEED?

Technology for your Business

Technology has become an ever-increasing key part of any successful business.  Two key outcomes from using technology include doing things not humanly possible without tech and automating tasks in your business, allowing you to scale without having to hire more people.  Let’s explore why technology matters and the technology for your business that will help…

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Traditional System Optimization & Process Improvement – Slow and Expensive

The letter my company gave me after completing their Six Sigma Black Belt program

Do you find yourself needing to optimize your team’s performance but are short on time?  Need results fast and can’t afford to do formal process improvement projects like Six Sigma?  Have you looked into hiring a system optimization consultant to help you, but it made your eyes water? Finding the time and money to do…

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Boring, but Critical

Hello World

Is your team struggling to get the things done that need to get done on a regular basis?  Do you feel like you have too much work and not enough resources?  Are you wondering how to scale your team or business to the next level but unsure how to do it? For many, focusing on…

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Working Backwards Through a Process

Work backwards to go forwards

Start at the beginning and go to the end, right?  That’s how we do things – start at the beginning and go through each step as it should be. So often I see teams working this way when laying out how a process should be (or should be improved).  It’s natural and logical for us…

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Efficient Interviewing

Interviewing efficiently leads to good hiring

Interviewing can be a scary and daunting task, especially if you haven’t done much of it in the past.  As the interviewer, you’re in charge and driving the conversation.  While you’re trying to keep things moving in the right direction, you’re also trying to gather enough information about the candidate and how they might fit…

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Tracking Your Time

Tracking Your Time is Important to Improve

If you’ve ever tried to get better with your finances or lose weight through a nutrition program, you’ve been told to “track what you do.”  If you’re trying to eat better, you’re suggested to track the food you’re eating each day so that you can understand where you’re at, compare that to where you should…

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Change Management for Making Changes Stick

Change management is critical in getting changes to stick

You’ve made some big changes to get more efficient in your organization, and while those on your team were quick to take to the changes in the beginning, things have been sliding back to the way they were. Without good change management, you’ll have a tough time making new habits. The team is going back…

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Efficient Hiring

Hiring the right people is important

Have you tried hiring someone and it didn’t go well?  Are you at the point where you think you need to hire somebody but afraid of messing it up or overwhelmed on pulling the trigger? If so, you’re not alone.  It’s a common spot to be in.  I’ve talked with people that nearly went out…

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Better Application of Six Sigma

Six Sigma is a process improvement methodology

I was trained in Six Sigma during my time working for a large, US based staffing firm.  During my few years there, I complete their Black Belt certification program and went on to lead the quality department in one of their divisions.  I was heavily invested in their quality program and taught several waves of…

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A Better SIPOC for Modern Business

SIPOC for modern business

The SIPOC, which stands for Supplier, Input, Process, Output, Customer, is one of the pillars of any Six Sigma project, and it’s terrible unless you’re building widgets on an assembly line like its 1982. For any modern organization, especially those outside manufacturing, the rigidity of the SIPOC makes it difficult to use and ineffective at…

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