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Healthcare – Creating Value for Patients
What have doctors learned about treating Covid-19 in the last year? Plenty. Some improvements were as simple as getting patients on their stomachs instead of their backs. 1 year later, Manitoba doctors explain how they're treating covid-19.
Reducing waste is a cornerstone of improving healthcare quality and reducing costs, and reducing waste of vaccines during this time of need is even more critical. Accidentally trashed, thawed or expired: Reports of COVID vaccine spoilage
Middle managers are essential for supporting improvement and transformation efforts, and are often the scapegoats for failed change efforts. Plant lean explores how to help middle managers improve when they are caught between a rock and a hard place.
Integrated project design (IPD) is becoming more widespread in manufacturing. Read more in A Lean Approach to Plant Design.
Covid has accelerated the rise of automation in organizations. McKinsey revises its forecast for worker displacement due to automation upward based on recent trends in the future of work after covid-19.
The threat of automation has long been confined to blue-collar work, but The Robots Are Coming for Phil in Accounting.
Leading & Enabling Excellence
Managers continue to lazily attempt to incent staff with the promise of variable pay for “performance” in attempts to motivate staff to provide greater discretionary effort. But focusing on creating a sense of purpose is probably more helpful. Financial Targets Don't Motivate Employees.
Coaching – Developing Self & Others
Books, Podcasts, Videos
Books I'm currently reading:
I just started Think Again by Adam Grant and I'm hooked.
Podcasts I'm listening to:
Want to hear the latest podcasts from some of the world's leading lean thinkers in one spot? Mark Graban consolidates podcasts from your favorite lean thinkers here on the Lean Communicators – Podcasts page.
Mark Graban interviews his brother from another mother Arnout Orelio in Leanblog Podcast Episode #403 – A Dutch Engineer Now Working in Healthcare.
Azeem Azhar interviews CEO of Aurora, Chris Urmson about the challenges of innovation in Exponential View: Engineering a Driverless Future
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