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    Operational Excellence by Design eNewsletter – November 2020

    - by Operational Excellence Society

          Operational Excellence By Design SM   November 2020 ‌ ‌     Get your copy of “State of Readiness” today!   Monthly Musing   “I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.” – Henry David Thoreau     FOUNDER’S CORNER   Choose Your Hard   Life is a never-ending stream of decisions. From the moment we wake up in the morning to the time we go to sleep, we are making decisions. Even the very act of waking up and going to sleep is a decision. After all, we don’t have to wake…

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    One Shift at a Time

    - by Andreas Eschbach

    Let’s first make an assumption; that the personnel on the production floor were properly informed in absolute terms what the goals of the plant and the company might be and properly empowered to assess situations as they presented themselves.  This is not a given, for all too often the people and their abilities to think critically on the production floor are considered as not much more than the equipment they operated. If such was the case – that the personnel on the production floor were properly informed, capable, and empowered to make decisions and to recognize and realize opportunities for…

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    Choose Your Hard

    - by Joseph Paris

    Life is a never-ending stream of decisions.  From the moment we wake up in the morning to the time we go to sleep, we are making decisions.  Even the very act of waking up and going to sleep is a decision.  After all, we don’t have to wake up or go to sleep; we make the decision to wake up and go to sleep. Like waking up and going to sleep, most decisions are easy.  They don’t require too much thought and the risk profile is nominal. But not all decisions we make are that easy.  Some require a bit…

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    The Super Power of Tomorrow? Being “Indistractable”

    - by Stanford Business Review

    Learn how to take back control of your attention span. Walking back to your desk from a meeting, you quickly send a text to a friend, and as the “typing” bubble appears, an alert from Venmo comes through. Ah, your brother has paid you back. You open the app to see that you still owe a coworker for drinks last week, when … Ping!, the fire emoji appears from a friend reacting to your Instagram story. You shoot back a smiley face, then check email to read about the new team structure. Whoosh!, that reply text from your friend comes…

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    How Firms Can Become More Resilient in the New Normal

    - by Wharton Business School

    Emerging from the pandemic, tomorrow’s successful businesses will make themselves more resilient to unexpected crises. They will intensify the use of digital technologies in cloud computing, cyber security, cognitive and artificial intelligence tools and the Internet of Things. Empowered with these tools, they will also have greater flexibility in managing costs and the agility to engage more effectively with their customers as changes occur in the way goods and services are delivered and consumed. Those are the key takeaways from a new Deloitte Consulting Report issued in August titled, “Save-to-Thrive: Enterprise Transformation and Performance Improvement Strategies During the Covid-19 Pandemic.”…

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