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We Provide Best Practice, Great Work Systems for Sustained High Performance

If you are tired of chasing fads, if you are struggling to sustain performance improvement initiatives such as lean six sigma, or if you are struggling to improve leadership effectiveness or create a high performance work culture in your company, it is possible that you might benefit from making a great work systems change or two. We have become all too familiar with the urban dictionary definition of insanity.

The bottom line is this – our process and operational excellence journeys should not be as challenging as we are making them. I have spent my entire work career looking for the great work systems that can help you develop more engaged teams, design excellent processes, and sustain great results. I believe that I have found lots of them!

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Performance Improvement that works.

There are over 50 pages on this site, with more being added almost daily. This means that you can find a lot of free ideas and tools here to help you improve the effectiveness of your organization, your teams, and even yourself. Over the past 30 plus years, I have learned to build a lot of great work systems through multiple work and national Baldrige experiences, and intense personal self-study. Through 10,000 hours of public speaking in the past ten years alone, I learned additional, valuable insights into the best practices, and great work systems, required for sustained high performance in any organization.

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If you would like more information about the great work systems and improvement tools I have to offer, please send me an e-mail at kevin@greatsystems.com. I have been fortunate to learn about, and practice using, many great work systems during my career such as those that are used to develop effective leaders, strategies, and processes. I would like to have the chance to help make one or more of these great work systems improve your performance.

How do the best companies develop effective and engaged teams?

Effective and engaged teams are developed via a well-designed and integrated team infrastructure and skilled team leaders.

Would you liked to learn more about how the best companies develop effective and engaged teams?

Start by reading about the three types of teams that are mandatory for sustained, great results.

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How do the best companies design excellent work processes?

By measuring key process vital signs and capturing process errors on a daily basis across all key work processes.

Would you like to learn how the best companies design excellent work processes?

High performance organizations see all work as a process. All process owners use systematic, fact-based tactics on a daily basis to detect, analyze, and minimize process errors and failures.

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How do the best companies sustain great results?

Process excellence is sustained by engaging essentially all employees on a daily basis to proactively identify and minimize errors at the process level.

Would you like to learn how the best companies sustain great results?

If you are interested in pursuing process excellence, consider reading more about the four types of challenges that hold most organizations back.

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March 18th, 2016|Comments Off on Customer Service Calls

Your Customer Service Calls May be Monitored by Kevin McManus, Chief Excellence Officer and Systems Guy, Great Systems   Having just spent twenty five minutes on hold, being bounced between four different people, and being [...]

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March 16th, 2016|Comments Off on Evaluating Safeguard Effectiveness

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Food Safety Root Cause Analysis

March 13th, 2016|Comments Off on Food Safety Root Cause Analysis

Are Your Food Safety Systems Hungry for TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis? by Kevin McManus, Chief Excellence Officer and Systems Guy, Great Systems I’ve been teaching, facilitating, and leading process improvement efforts for over 35 years, but [...]

Qualified, But Not Competent

March 10th, 2016|Comments Off on Qualified, But Not Competent

Qualified, But Not Competent by Kevin McManus, Chief Excellence Officer and Systems Guy, Great Systems   How Broken are Your Competency Testing Processes? The driver’s licensing process across our fifty United States is perhaps the [...]