Categories: Organizational Development
Pre-requisites: Participants are encouraged to read this selection before attending the discussion.
Target Audience: Individuals interested in reading professional development themed books and then meeting to discuss thoughts, ideas and opinions with others.
Editorial Review from Publisher: A Factory of One: Applying Lean Principles to Banish Waste and Improve Your Personal Performance describes how you can foster a new mindset and improve your performance by applying Lean methods to your work. It translates powerful Lean tools such as visual management, flow, pull, 5S, and kaizen to your daily work, revealing how they can help to improve efficiency, reduce waste, and link you ever more closely to customer value. This practice will help you develop better self-awareness, more disciplined problem-solving skills, and the ability to self-correct errors. This book not only provides the tools, but also teaches you how to find the root causes underlying your inefficiencies so you can eliminate them permanently. It will enable you to immediately improve personal productivity while developing the skills needed for continuous improvement. It includes real-world examples that illustrate how these principles have been successfully applied across a range of industries. Providing the perfect mix of what-to-do with why-to-do it, the text details a step-by-step approach to applying Lean principles to your work.
Facilitated by: Pete DeSmit, Applications Manager, Query & Reporting, Information Systems
Friday, October 18, 2013 Note: This is a date and time change!
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM