Don’t Waste Your Metrics [Lessons from the Road]
My latest column for Industry Week, Lessons from the Road, titled Don’t Waste Your Metrics has been posted. Here is the intro:
Most every company has metrics permeating every meeting, discussion and decision. Metrics are as ubiquitous as email and problem solving and taken for granted to an equal level. Here are some keys to making them work for you.
You can read the entire post here.
Here are my previous Lessons from the Road columns:
Experiment Your Way to Success
How the mother of all learning methods can help your organization improve.
Securing the Elusive Lean Buy-In
Take advantage of this four-step process to achieve buy-in for your lean efforts.
Building Manager Standard Work
Standardization can help you free up time and use it more proactively.
Going to the Gemba
Far from a stroll on the plant floor, a gemba represents a purposeful attempt to learn what is really going on.
How to Train Without Training
When training dollars are scarce, there are still good ways to develop your workforce. Try these three strategies.
Lessons From the Road: Sustaining Your 5S Efforts
5S too often is short-lived, but these six steps can help keep it running smoothly.
Lessons From the Road: Surfacing Problems Daily
Advice for building a problem-solving culture.