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    Operational Excellence by Design eNewsletter – July 2020

    Helping companies to become high-performance organizations Operational Excellence By Design SM July 2020 ‌ ‌ ‌ Monthly Musing The phrase, “The Dog Days of Summer” has its origin from the Greeks and the Romans with Sirius, or Dog Star, rising just before the sun in late July. Subscribe to our eNewsletter Joseph Paris Vehicles for Change We would love to hear from you Featured Articles; OEE The editorial staff decided to dedicate this month’s edition to OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness), which is a framework for measuring the efficiency and effectiveness of a process. All articles by Andreas Eschbach; CEO and…

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    Outliers Inn; Navigating Beyond…

    Topic: We find Antlerboy in much better spirits and more positive. He has been a bit beat down due to being locked-down. But is finding working in his London garden – replete with a cherry tree, recently Amazon-delivered pond weed, potatoes and onions – is very therapeutic. JP is happy for Antlerboy, but wonders; just how big is this garden in London? JP is itching to get back in the game; getting on an airplane and client-facing. Sitting and working from home is not his bag. But JP shares that he has booked a flight to the States for a…

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    12 Essential Strategy Insights

    - by MIT Sloan

    For decades, researchers have published findings in MIT Sloan Management Review about developing and executing strategy. This collection offers a dozen of our most popular strategy articles of all time. “Strategy, at its heart, is about choice,” write the authors of “Turning Strategy Into Results,” an article featured below, which takes a keen look at how leaders translate the complexity of strategy into guidelines that are simple and flexible enough to execute. A winning strategy for an organization is not based on an individual choice but an expansive, countless number of decisions happening every day across all parts of a business —…

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    The next wave of healthcare innovation: The evolution of ecosystems

    - by McKinsey & Company

    Ecosystems create powerful forces that can reshape and disrupt industries.  In healthcare, they have the potential to deliver a personalized and integrated experience to consumers, enhance provider productivity, engage formal and informal caregivers, and improve outcomes and affordability. We define an ecosystem as a set of capabilities and services that integrate value chain participants (customers, suppliers, and platform and service providers) through a common commercial model and virtual data backbone (enabled by seamless data capture, management, and exchange) to create improved and efficient consumer and stakeholder experiences, and to solve significant pain points or inefficiencies. Healthcare has shifted away from…

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    Creative destruction in times of covid

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    Save for a few industries such as health care, it is safe to assume that investment in innovation will plummet during the covid-19 pandemic. It usually does in times of crisis. Venture capital (vc) will also dry up as everyone keeps their heads down and tries to preserve cash. In 2007-09, vc funding in America fell by almost 30%. Yet this column would not be named after Joseph Schumpeter, the father of creative destruction, if it did not believe that following a slump, a burst of entrepreneurial activity will eventually emerge. As he wrote in “The Theory of Economic Development”, published in…

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