State of Readiness; Steve Waszak, Green Group Industries

State of Readiness; Steve Waszak, Green Group Industries

In this episode of State of Readiness, we speak with Steve Waszak, Vice President of Operational Excellence at Green Group Industries about organizational alignment.  For Steve, establishing organizational alignment was key to the transformation that he facilitated during his first two years in his role in OpEx.  We discuss some of the things that need…

The Outliers Inn; Join Antlerboy and JP in their first Three-way

The Outliers Inn; Join Antlerboy and JP in their first Three-way

Although fraught with great peril, our intrepid hosts open-up the podcast to call-ins.  What can go wrong?  Well, everything can go wrong.  But in spite of the incredible odds, our first call-in episode went rather well.  So well, in fact, that the call-in format will be our new standard format for the show. In this…

Operational Excellence by Design eNewsletter – May 2019

Operational Excellence by Design eNewsletter – May 2019

May 2019 Monthly Musing Whether high school or college, students around the world are graduating.  Some will go on to further their education, some will enter the job market – many for the first time.  More likely than not, the job the get will not be their ideal job or their last job, but the…

Big carmakers are placing vast bets on electric vehicles

Big carmakers are placing vast bets on electric vehicles

The Economist writes that back in 1900, only one in three cars on American roads ran on volts. Then oil began gushing out of Texas. Cheaper than batteries, and easier to top up, petrol fuelled the rise of mass-produced automobiles. Cost and worries about limited range have kept electric vehicles (evs) in a niche ever…

The five trademarks of agile organizations

The five trademarks of agile organizations

Our experience and research demonstrate that successful agile organizations consistently exhibit the five trademarks described in this article. The trademarks include a network of teams within a people-centered culture that operates in rapid learning and fast decision cycles which are enabled by technology, and a common purpose that co-creates value for all stakeholders. These trademarks complement…