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There is a huge need for “change” , for “corporate excellence” , to tackle the world’s problems in a whole. But how? Absolutely NOT how we did “manage” it the last 120 years. LEAN, SixSigma, PDCA, AI, ERP, ….. all “tools” to “get on track” again. But which track ? The same? Preferably not I would say.

Excellence should be a mindset by default , and for many of us it is, in fact I cannot imagine somebody going to work in the morning saying “Let’s make as much trouble as possible” and yet…. How do we get into as much trouble as we do ? My answer is simple : Because we have poor (weak) decision making. And how is that possible? By information getting
filtered out through “subjective analyze”. In this blog I will be posting some comments on (global and local) issues, which could be a result of poor decision making, just for the sake of showing that this is a universal problem in all industries and through all categories or levels of decision takers.

Jimmy Van de Putte

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13 April 2012

PV : Change is change of change


WE CAN change, WE CAN go for a better world, WE CAN make a better future for our children, get everybody to school, provide for everyone , love each other and end all wars!

But CAN YOU ? And best of all , who got that crazy idea in your head that YOU are the one , best placed to change for the better ?

People are so good in such bad things, we don’t like lazy, but we all are, we hate inefficiency but we all have worked  that way , we HATE people making bad decisions especially if it’s our boss, but we make equally stupid ones when we are on the top.

OK, so we invent  “change”, LEAN, SixSigma, Deming, AI, etc. and above all , let’s develop some “SoftSkills” … Wait a minute ,so we acknowledge there is something wrong, get a tool to correct these errors (or so we hope) and then we learn how to “convince” people, persuade them.

Get a though decision to pass. Learn how to get that 7 figure pay and corner office with a view…by looking good and using the good words! OK , I can do that , ..done.

And what about the whole process that got us all into a bad situation in the first place? Did we get that covered ?  What ? That “LEAN” stuff, mmm that’s where I get a big controversial.

Give me a “LEAN“ company , and I get you 10 % more “LEAN” than your team ! Why? Because I do not rely on “LEAN” , I rely on people and me ! LEAN is a TOOL ! A hammer, pliers, shovel .

Because of so much obvious “waste” every tool works, but that’s like giving a fireman who puts out a fire with a cup a bucket in place, YES a 300% gain! Right, but we have fire trucks now with hoses spraying a cubic meter of water a minute ! That’s how “change” should be, not being happy because you reached a goal or target or have a nice story to tell the shareholders. GET everything out of a decision or project ! And that’s only possible by getting critics, rebels to join in.

Convince a critic or a rebel and the rest is easy! But if even a moderate collaborator can wipe your idea off the table, rethink, ..or you could also ignore everybody , get comfortable in your tiny group “managers” and “softskill” the hell out of everybody J   ( I mean  just lie, and manipulate, which are the old world for it).

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