What is Visual Management? It is the use of visual aids (displays, metrics and controls) to make operational standards visible. This enhances understanding of information being communicated to the staff thus making it easy for them to follow instructions, meet organizational objectives and contribute to organizational success.
What gets measured gets done because you are paying attention to it and gathering information you need to achieve your goal. The information you collect helps you understand the current state of the process, making it easier for you to make decisions to improve it. When you measure, it is important to measure only what […]
As a business leader, it is your responsibility to develop long-term goals that foster a culture of continuous improvement and growth. Once the goals are in place, articulate to your staff the direction you plan on taking the organization and how you plan on doing that. This journey you plan on embarking and how you […]
Consulting – disruption’s final frontier On a visit to Ireland recently, well known business author and MIT lecturer Prof David Robertson told his audience that disruption is overrated. He added that Steve Jobs wasn’t a disruptor at heart but an incremental innovator. These assertions are quite startling in a world where disruption has become the […]
What is Workplace Communication? “It is the transmitting of information between one person or group and another person or group in the organization.” They are two forms of communication in an organization, upward and downward communication. Upward communication is the flow up of information from an employee to a superior whereas downward communication is […]
A great employee reward system can improve engagement and keep staff focused on what matters most. However, the reward system has to be comprehensive enough to incorporate recognition and appreciation (not necessarily financial reward!). To be effective the reward system has to be aligned with the organization’s goals. It is important to recognize, appreciate […]
Continuous Improvement (CI) often known as Kaizen is an ongoing effort to improve products, services, processes and way of working. The im-provement(s) can either be incremental over time or a one-time break-through. Most CI projects launch with enthusiasm and even show great progress. However, they quickly fizzle out.
The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) in partnership with LEI Group commenced a Lean programme with Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN) in March of this year. The programme encompasses the training of over 100 staff at NQPHN together with Office Administrators and key medical clinics throughout North Queensland. The first stage of the project […]
We exist in a time where change is both inevitable and rapid. Keeping up with the rapidly changing world means employees need to learn continuously if they are to meet business objectives. To have a competent and agile workforce, it is essential for organizations to empower, encourage, motivate and invest in the development of its […]
Our partners, The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) are looking forward to meeting everyone at the 42nd World Hospital Congress of the International Hospital Federation (IHF), which will take place in Brisbane, on 10th-12th October 2018. The World Hospital Congress, under the umbrella of the International Hospital Federation, is a unique global event that […]
The Leading Edge Group has signed an agreement with Swinburne University of Technology to certify our suite of Lean Belt programmes. In addition, both parties are finalising arrangements for embedding these Lean Belts in relevant Swinburne curricula. For more than 100 years, Swinburne has been committed to innovative education, producing outstanding graduates and delivering enduring […]
Opportunities for Healthcare Trainers and Consultants with Lean Continuous Improvement and Re-design Experience!
LEI Group is the Australasian arm of Leading Edge Group, a global leader in the provision of specialist Healthcare training and consulting services in Lean Thinking and Practices, Continuous and Process Improvement, Service Re-Design and Organisational Transformation. Due to ongoing expansion, we are seeking to expand our base of independent trainers and consultants across Australia. […]
LEI Group is the Australasian arm of Leading Edge Group, a global leader in the provision of training and consulting services in Lean Thinking and Practices, Continuous and Process Improvement and Business Transformation initiatives. We work across multiple sectors but have a strong reputation and specialism in Lean Supply Chain, Operations and Logistics. We also […]
What can Lean Construction do for you? –the intent, through Lean training and/or consulting support, is to develop the techniques and understanding within your business to optimise your resources, delight your customers, decrease your costs and increase productivity. Adopting the principles of Lean (identifying customer value, making the value flow and eliminating waste) into construction processes […]
Lean Warehouse Management – 1 Day Programme. May 5th, Sydney This new 1-day programme, developed and delivered by LEI Group Australia, will demonstrate how warehouse operations are a key enabler to successful supply chain implementation and, in many cases, the starting point for supply chain transformations. Applying Lean Thinking in a warehouse environment refers to […]
Lean certification is a process and knowledge base which can greatly benefit any individual or business. When undertaking a Lean certification course, one develops some outstanding personal qualities, as well as learning some excellence techniques in order to improve processes within your workplace. When talking about the benefits of Lean certification, it is organisational qualities […]
Recently, Leading Edge Group (LEG), with its partner University College Cork (UCC), undertook a review of the projects submitted by students as a core element of their Leading Edge Group/UCC Lean Supply Chain Black Belt certification. The results even took us by surprise! The 83 projects undertaken during that four year period delivered benefits […]
Healthcare professionals are under increasing pressure to deliver tangible improvements and returns on investment in process, service and clinical redesign projects. For healthcare project leaders and decision-makers, adopting a methodology that is flexible enough to be applied across a range of problem scenarios and processes, yet rigorous enough to deliver definable, measurable performance gains, […]