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How Digitizing Your Idea Boards Amplifies their Impact

September 5, 2017

If you have (or are considering creating) an idea board to collect employee suggestions for improvement, please take a minute to pat...

7 Unexpected Benefits of Kaizen Events

March 21, 2018

Leaders typically deploy Kaizen events when there is a difficult or urgent challenge that needs to be addressed in short order. The obvious...

What You Are Missing if You Don’t Use Standard Work

June 13, 2017

When we talk to leaders who haven’t yet implemented Standard Work, our first question is always, “Why?” We get a range of answers including...

Common Questions about Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI)

May 5, 2017

We’ve noticed a theme to many of the conversations that we’ve been having with clients and at the events we’ve attended lately. Lots of...

Incident Reporting is Only the Beginning

February 27, 2017

Have you seen the LifeLock commercial about the bank robbery?  A group of robbers comes in with baseball bats and demand that everyone get...

The Top 9 Reasons to Implement CAPA Software

February 6, 2017

Corrective and Preventative Action (CAPA) is an effective improvement technique that helps organizations investigate the root causes of any...

Rapid Improvement Cycles – The Engines of Positive Change

January 25, 2017

According to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a rapid improvement cycle is a "Quality improvement method that identifies, implements,...

The Pros and Cons of Idea Boards

January 26, 2017

Idea boards, also known as huddle boards or Kaizen boards, are very popular with businesses of all types. An idea board is a way to...

The Next Generation of Huddle Boards

July 21, 2016

I remember when my family got our first VCR. I was extremely excited about the prospect of recording MacGyver so I could watch it anytime I...