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Seven Standards for Successful Leadership of Temporary Employees

Published: September 13, 2016
In many industries, temporary employees provide an important and flexible element of the workforce. Many businesses seem to forget that temporary employees are people and that they also require good leadership. ... Read more

How Can HR Help You With Developing Your Lean Leaders ?

Published: September 6, 2016
Lean manufacturing is about developing people. This belief was reinforced last Friday at the Best Practice Network’s workshop - ‘Strategies and Insights for Developing Your Lean Leaders’. Held at Leica Biosystems Melbourne, the workshop was facilitated by Cheryl Jekiel, founder of the ‘Lean Leadership Resource Center.’ ... Read more
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Benchmarking the Lean principles at Subway

Published: August 26, 2016
It can be hard to visualise what “best practice” may look like and be able to share that vision with your team. A great place to see key lean principles is at your local Subway; their layout and processes exemplify many of the lean principles we are looking to develop in your company. They include clearly defining customer expectations, defining product flow and being agile with customer demands. ... Read more
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Managing Knowledge Work with Kanban

Published: August 19, 2016
In a manufacturing environment, we can quickly move to a visual display of the work to allow our team to show the status of work. With a worldwide shift from a manufacturing workforce to an economy based more on knowledge work, the structure of the workforce is changing. The interaction of technology with workers’ intellectual and human capital has created a new class of worker in today’s economy – the knowledge worker. ... Read more