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Greg Jacobson

Greg Jacobson is the Chief Executive Officer and a co-founder of KaiNexus. He is an ER doctor that is fanatical about the single biggest barrier holding companies back from greatness - their lack of continuous improvement work. It has taken him down the path of developing KaiNexus. He also loves pickles, playing squash, and hanging out with his insanely awesome wife and daughter.
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4 Big Problems With Online Suggestion Boxes

Posted by Greg Jacobson

Jan 25, 2021 11:05:08 AM

We applaud any effort to collect employee ideas for improvement. These days with remote work becoming more popular (and often necessary due to COIVD-19), it makes sense that leaders are looking for online tools to accept worker suggestions for change. There are even free options that allow employees to offer ideas anonymously. Why not go for it?

While electronic suggestion boxes may be tempting at first glance, there are several reasons that they are not the best way to harness the creativity and potential for innovation from your team. 

Here are the biggest problems with online suggestion boxes:

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Topics: Suggestion Systems, Continuous Improvement Software

A Quick Guide to 5S Workplace Organization

Posted by Greg Jacobson

Dec 7, 2020 5:39:37 PM

The 5S workplace organization technique is a prevalent methodology that companies can use to improve operations. The intent is to improve efficiency, minimize waste, and generally optimize how things are run. The 5S technique is most often used in manufacturing and warehousing organizations, but it can significantly benefit almost any industry. Learning the principles of 5S will help your organization gain its benefits and implement it with great success.

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Topics: Daily Improvement, Lean, Improvement Process, Improvement Methodology

You Don't Need Software to Run Your Kaizen Event, But …

Posted by Greg Jacobson

Sep 25, 2019 10:45:07 AM

It may seem strange for us to say that you don't need software to run a kaizen event, but it is true. People do it every day. So, if that's working for you, great. But if you are reading this post, you are probably on the hunt for ways to make your kaizen events more effective. There are tons of ways to improve the success of your events. (We have lots of tips.) However, if you ask our most successful clients, they will tell you that implementing a technology platform that supports kaizen generally, and kaizen events, in particular, has made all of the difference.

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Topics: Kaizen, Software

How Software Supports 9 Popular Improvement Techniques

Posted by Greg Jacobson

Sep 3, 2019 6:49:55 PM

Organizations that embrace the continuous improvement approach to business management have lots of tools and techniques to choose from. Some teams leverage these approaches as part of a structured business methodology like Lean, Six Sigma, or Toyota Kata, while others use them independently. Continuous improvement software can be used to bring them all together in one platform dedicated positive change. Here’s how technology can support nine of the most popular CI tools.

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Topics: Software, Kanban, Value Stream Mapping, Hoshin Kanri, Visual Management, Lean Software

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