Back to Back Issues Page newsletter 016 New Year New Process - Jan 11 2006
January 10, 2006

Jan - Management for the Rest of Us

Happy New Year to one and all. To start you off on the right foot this year, take another look at How to Keep New Years Resolutions: 5 Goal Setting Tips to help decide what 2006 will bring for you. In case you needed a bit of a push, take heart from the study done of Harvard graduates. The 3% who used written goals to guide their life, earned salaries greater than the combined 97% of those graduates who did not write goals. Say no more....

Due to the volume of positive feedback about the usefulness of the Management Gurus summaries and mind-map, I've started to write articles under the umbrella "Process Improvement Made Easy". I've found that books and articles written about process improvement are generally technical, wordy, dull or all of the above. So I've started this section off with articles on 8d Problem Solving and Six Sigma Process Improvement, both written in normal, everyday language.

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Lyndsay Swinton

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1. How To Keep New Years Resolutions
“What am I doing? Where am I going? There’s got to be more to life than this!….” New Years resolutions spring up from our attempts to answer such tricky questions. I won’t pretend to know the answers, but I can share 5 goal setting tips on how to keep New Years resolutions...

2. Process Improvement Made Easy: 8d Problem Solving Explained
What is the 8d Problem Solving Process? Anything that involves “eight disciplines” must be complicated and difficult to learn, right? Here to help you, is the 8d problem solving process explained in everyday language.

3. Process Improvement Made Easy: Six Sigma Process Improvement Method Explained
What is Six Sigma process improvement? Something to do with eliminating defects? Is it a continuous process improvement methodology? Or is it just a load of really hard statistics? Here is the Six Sigma Process Improvement Method explained...


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