On My Mind:
The article below, "Effective Meetings", addresses some common issues for us all. Some people I talk to spend more than half their time in meetings! The article talks about alternatives to meetings and a way to structure a meeting if it is truly necessary. Talk about saving more than 2 seconds by having an efficient and effective meeting!
If you want to learn more about a structured CI process, I have a Six Sigma Green Belt class starting in the spring and a Lean Practitioner Certification class starting in March. Check the website for more information under 'Training Events'. You can access the page by clicking here.
All the best this chilly season.
How many times have you ever walked out of a meeting unsatisfied with the result?
You go to the meeting on time only to find out that Fred is late again, as usual. Maybe you go into a meeting thinking we’re going to discuss operations issues. The meeting starts that way but then the conversation drifts to topics you can’t control, like traffic, the weather, or school calendars.
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A meeting is an event where minutes are taken and hours wasted."
James T. Kirk, Captain
We are going to continue having these meetings, everyday, until I find out why no work is getting done.
Video Links from Youtube:
The Napkin Project - A really good example of a defined process with less than optimal results. At less than 3 minutes well worth playing at the next meeting you attend. Some people watch it twice because they're not sure of what they saw the first time.
Turn the Ship Around - At less than 10 minutes long, this talk from a nuclear submarine captain on leadership and developing people is inspirational. Worth watching and emulating his approach.