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Webinar Recording: What to Do When you Have Lots of Employee Ideas


At KaiNexus, Dr. Greg Jacobson and I have been doing new webinars each month (see the library here). Our most recent one was hosted by our friends and partners at Gemba Academy, so thanks to them for that and all of their support.

Last week's webinar is archived on our website, which you can access by clicking on the image below:

kainexus ideas webinar


One our themes was about the common situation (a good problem to have) of having a “flood” of employee ideas when you start a Kaizen approach that engages everybody in improvement:

flood of ideas - kainexus

How do we address those ideas in a way that leads to more ideas? If that image above look like a scary, potentially crushing wave, can we get to the point of a steady flow of ideas (more like a river)?

ideas flow like river

If we take the right actions and exhibit the right behaviors, we can avoid an “idea drought,” where the flow of ideas dries up:


We hope you find the webinar to be interesting and helpful. Let us know what you think by posting a comment here on this post.

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Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and speaker who has worked in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. His most recent book is the anthology Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also the VP of Improvement & Innovation Services for the technology company KaiNexus. He is currently writing his next book, tentatively titled Measures of Success.

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