The pace of change is moving faster than ever, and organizations are becoming defined by their ability to adapt and anticipate disruption. Growing as an innovative, adaptive organization means supporting a culture of continuous learning. Each year, The Ohio State University Center for Operational Excellence offers an opportunity to get your cross-functional teams in front of the latest best practices in leadership and problem-solving at the COE Summit.
What is Lean and why is it important? We sat down with Eric Olsen, Director for Central Coast Lean and Professor of Industrial Technology in the Orfalea College of Business at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, to discuss the benefits of Lean and his upcoming New to Lean workshop. Check it out here:
In September 2021, I had the pleasure of presenting a webinar on a topic I am passionate about: Leading with Respect. If you missed this webinar, it is available in COE's Members Only Digital Content Archive. If you don't have an account, you can create one here.
The digital age is changing the work we do and the roles we have, requiring a culture that values continuous learning and a relentless cycle of process improvement. COE membership includes admission to the dozens of events and webinars we host throughout the year on a variety of operational excellence topics (view upcoming webinars and events here).
As a manager or practitioner, you’ve developed solid problem-solving skills. Yet organizationally, problem solving tends to be isolated to certain people, roles, departments, or events. You still don’t have an “everybody, everywhere, everyday” improvement culture. To build an improvement culture, you have to move from doing problem solving to coaching problem solving. The thing is, these are two distinctly different skills.