Why Won't They Change?
Have you experienced the downside of a failed effort to install high performance work practices such as lean six sigma, operational excellence, or total quality management? Would you like to avoid wasting time and money as you try to put a similar improvement effort in place? If so, you would benefit from reading and using this book.
Sending people to training or asking them to change won't work - you have to change the systems that have created and are reinforcing the culture you already have in place!
Most improvement efforts fail because the existing work culture does not support a high performance way of thinking and acting. If you want to change a work culture, you have to start by changing the work systems that driving, supporting, and encouraging your existing workplace behaviors and beliefs. This book will help you learn more about how such changes can be made in a simple, but effective, manner, and it will give you tools for assessing the degree to which your existing work systems support high performance work practices.
What is the focus of my "HP Culture " book?
On an almost daily basis, I hear people talk about wanting to change their existing work culture. At the same time, I can easily sense the frustration that they are experiencing when they try to make this happen by only sending people to training sessions or using new buzz words on the job. In this book, I have really tried to explain in a simple, yet focused manner, how your key work systems need to, and can, be changed in order to help shift your existing work culture towards higher levels of performance. The tools and concepts are easy to use, and the examples I use to explain how they are used are based on approaches and practices that high performing organizations have already experienced success with.
Why is this book important?
The content of this book focuses on the types of system changes you need to make in order to get all of your people to begin thinking and acting in a high performance manner on a consistent basis - in other words, to begin developing a high performance work culture. If you want to make high performance thinking a daily habit across your organization, or simply within your own team, consider spending the time to read this book and complete the exercises that it contains.
Who can benefit from reading and using this book?
The "How to Develop a High Performance Work Culture " book is designed to help anyone who wants to begin developing a high performance work culture within their work group, facility, or organization. The concepts, examples, tools, and exercises that are described and included will also help you better support any type of improvement initiative, such as lean six sigma or operational excellence, and do so in less time and at a lower cost. The “HP Work Culture ” workshop can be customized to meet the needs of any workplace.
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Would you be interested in my two day onsite "High Performance Work Culture " workshop?
Would you like to experience the course, taught by the author himself, that will help you put into place the system changes that are presented in the book? Would you like to have a team of your people work together in a workshop facilitated by this product’s creator? If so, consider holding a “High Performance Work Culture ” workshop for your company, and start laying the foundation for a high performance work culture now! In general, for a 15 person class, your daily cost per person falls between $100 and $135!
Who wrote this book?
The “How to Develop a High Performance Work Culture ” book and workshop was designed by Kevin McManus, who has served as an industrial engineer, Production Manager, Plant Manager, and Director of Quality during his 27 year business career. He has also served as an Examiner, Senior Examiner, and Alumni Examiner for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for nine years. Kevin also writes the monthly Performance Improvement column for Industrial Engineer magazine.
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