Operational Excellence by Design eNewsletter – February 2019

Operational Excellence by Design eNewsletter – February 2019

February 2019 Monthly Musing   February is the nastiest month of the year.  The warmth of the holidays and joyous gatherings with friends and family are gone – all that is left as evidence that they happened at all are the bills and a few photographs.  It is biting cold.  The kind of cold that…

The Employee Vs. the Organization

The Employee Vs. the Organization

Sounds like some sort of a media driven grudge match between two heavyweight prize fighters?  It is – based in large measure on my own challenging experience working for 15 companies over the course of 30 years – but as an HR Director, I’m also telling this story from thousands of varying perspectives, through the eyes…

You Are Unique, but Not Special

You Are Unique, but Not Special

In my article, “Build Organizational Capacity and Capability – For Free”, I listed several root-causes for training and education programs reaching a “stall speed” and a detailed approach for avoiding it.  Among the root-causes listed were; time, expense, work/learning balance, scalability, retention rate, and atrophy. But there is considerable risk to the program even prior…

Men still pick “blue” jobs and women “pink” jobs

Men still pick “blue” jobs and women “pink” jobs

The Economist poses the question: Does it matter that the labour market is so sex-segregated? To formulate an answer, it shares statistics that reveal how  every year, a few women become the first of their sex to hold a particular job – and that that is in fact, currently, no longer the case. This article examines…

What’s an Algorithm?

What’s an Algorithm?

What is an algorithm? It is a method of solving problems both big and small. Though computers run algorithms constantly, humans can also solve problems with algorithms. Algorithms can be, for these reasons and more, most beneficial to an organization when it comes to problem solving, risk management, and improve its overall Operational Excellence rating. In…