2012-Jan: Operational Excellence by Design eNewsletter

Featured articles:
New Year’s Resolutions…Personal Plan, Do, Check Adjust.
Root Cause Analysis Tools & Techniques;
How to Make New Workplace Behaviors Contagious

XONITEK eNewsletter

January 2012  

XONITEK LogoOperational Excellence by Design

– A cross-disciplinary approach in the pursuit of perfection. 


New Year’s Resolutions…
… Personal Plan, Do, Check, Adjust.

By Joseph Paris; Chairman, XONITEK Group of Companies

Paris-B&W-WAWI am sure that for many of us, 2011 was quite the ride.  And, in spite of the considerable challenges and incredible odds, the vast majority of us made it to 2012 (certainly, those reading this article did).

A “Hip-Hip-Hurray” to all of us!

As the year winds-down, we are granted a moment to disengage from our careers and the rat-race to spend more time with our friends, family, and just ourselves.  During this time, it’s natural for us to reflect on the past year and try to “figure it all out”; what worked and what didn’t work, what we could have done differently, what we would have liked to do but didn’t, and what we would change of ourselves or our circumstances.

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Root Cause Analysis Tools & Techniques 

By David Patrishkoff   

Root Cause Analysis (RCA) is the formal search for an individual or group of interacting true causes of a problem.  The trick is to use the right tool to identify the root cause of a problem and not just the symptoms of a problem.  It is common to find more than just one root cause to a problem, so be skeptical if you just find one root cause to any problem.  RCA can be pointed at any simple and complex problem but the problem solver has to know what technique to use for different types of problems.

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How to Make New Workplace Behaviors Contagious  

By Marie-Claire Ross    

Imagine that you’ve launched a new company initiative, but the transition has been quite bumpy.  You calculate that 60% of staff is doing the new behavior correctly, but you want 100% compliance.

Rather than getting despondent or even angry at your fellow workers, it’s now time to get out all the tools hidden away in your persuasion toolbox and get everyone on the right path.  Let’s step through what to do based on the Switch framework for change.

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DeMarsYou are getting this eNewsletter because; you subscribed, are a member of one of the internet communities managed by XONITEK, or met someone from XONITEK.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments related to this publication – or if you might be interested in submitting an article for consideration in the eNewsletter.
Trinity DeMars – Editor & Business Manager


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Thought Food

Daniel Goldstein:The Battle Between Your Present and Future Self
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How to Get a Date

Building a Better Suntrap


Top Currency Forecaster Sees Euro Falling


Detroit: An Unlikely Beacon of Hope

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