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Although middle managers are firmly operational in their responsibilities, they are a strategic force within organizations. New KT blog post.

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Confused about what the Food Safety and Modernization Act means to your organization? Four phases where thinking clearly and planning effective actions reduces the risk of failing to meet new regulatory challenges.

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A discussion by Gijs Verrest of Kepner-Tregoe about the thinking that may have avoided the tragic consequences on March 11th, 2011 at the Fukushima power plant.

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Food Safety and Modernization Act compliance. A new KT blog about implementing programs that not only meet regulatory compliance but also control costs, eliminate turmoil, and control food safety perceptions.

 

 

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Variance to service is a silent killer to customer satisfaction. A discussion identifying the antidote by Christoph Goldenstern of Kepner-Tregoe . 

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What is the 8th Waste of Lean? New KT blog supports the Lean concept of recognizing and eliminating waste by addressing an unnoticed waste: the mind - when organizations must develop and use critical thinking capabilities.

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When Continuous Improvement Goes Rogue:  Are you doing things right or doing the right things? Too often continuous improvement initiatives lose strategic focus by improving activities little value. 

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When Skylab lost sunshields during take off in 1973, adaptive actions saved the mission.  Sometimes the best solution to a problem isn’t to find and fix root cause, but to adapt and minimize its effect. 

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Rather than “thinking outside the box,” the investigating engineer in the lawsuit against GM made “the box” smaller to focus his investigation. John Ager of Kepner-Tregoe looks at the thinking behind the investigation.

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How to make or break a continuous improvement initiative: The latest blog post on continuous improvement initiatives underscores how managing human performance is the key to successful change initiatives. 

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