Category Archive: process improvement

Thoughts on Constraints and Improvements in Processes and Flow


We need to recognize where our processes are constrained and look for ways to make improvements in how things flow. This involves planning and collaboration and communications, key issues for leadership. Advertisements

Continuous Continuous Improvement of Processes and Procedures


I use the words, “Continuous Continuous Improvement” because of the reality that many people will say that they have DONE continuous improvement, which is really a paradox and not possible. How can you… Continue reading

Square Wheels are Everywhere, with a poem and cartoon to prove it!


If you don’t believe this little ditty, just try showing the Square Wheels One illustration to a group of people and ask them what is happening and how the cartoon might represent how… Continue reading

Doing Nothing is NOT Making Progress


It is surprising how many people think that maintaining the status quo is actually maintaining anything. A cartoon on that looks like this: And, when we consider the situation, it looks and sounds… Continue reading

What Customers Think about how things really work


Here is The Customer involved in how things are working. From their perspective, all they feel are the impacts of poor systems and policies. But sometimes they can also feel improvements. The solutions… Continue reading

Playing with Ideas involves and engages


The Round Wheels are already in the Square Wheel wagon. But implementation requires people to play with ideas before they can truly implement change. Playing with ideas helps involvement and innovation and generates… Continue reading

Turbocharging The Teamwork


In Lost Dutchman, teams can acquire a Turbocharger, which is a metaphor for a Best Practice. This enables them to perform at a higher level, simply because they have innovated and improved how… Continue reading

Thoughts on Intrinsic Motivation


How things really work. With some obvious inferences about what might be done differently… Why do the above, when we might do something more like this: How might we do things more better… Continue reading

Discover the Road – Square Wheels and Mud, a Haiku


A Haiku on dealing with the mud of the journey forward. Note that you are NOT on the road… Do things better and differently. Please Like this if you LIKE this! Have FUN… Continue reading