There's a Better Way is a podcast series focused on exploring how operational excellence principles can provide solutions in your personal and professional life. Each episode, Dr. Aravind Chandrasekaran, professor and academic director at The Ohio State Fisher College of Business, will sit down with a prominent expert or faculty leader to discuss problems we all face in our world today. This program is brought to you by the Master of Business Operational Excellence.  

There's A Better Way is now on the iTunes directory, and can be found via your favorite podcast player by searching "Fisher Executive Education."

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  • Episode 3: Diversity and Inclusion 
    February 19, 2019

    Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, Dr. Steffanie Wilk, will join us this week to talk about diversity and inclusion in organizations, and how the lack of diversity may affect your operations. 
  • Episode 2: The Better Way to Gift Giving
    February 5, 2019

    With tax season upon us, this week we sit down with Dr. Brian Mittendorf, chair for the department of accounting and managerial sciences at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business. During our conversation, Dr. Mittendorf will explore the options of gift giving, for companies and individuals, and the differences between cash and non-cash gifts.
  • Episode 1: Lean Thinking at the Columbus Regional Airport Authority
    January 22, 2019

    How does a government shutdown affect the operations at the John Glenn International airport? What about an approaching snow storm? This episode, we'll sit down with Charles Goodwin, director of airport operations at Columbus Regional Airport Authority and MBOE class of 2012, who will discuss how lean thinking and standard work allow for smooth operations even during a time of uncertainty. 


Future episodes

  • Episode 4: Women in Leadership
    March 5, 2019

    To celebrate International Women's Day on March 8, we're sitting down with Dr. Susan Moffat-Bruce, executive director of University Hospital and professor of surgery. Dr. Moffat-Bruce will share her journey from clinician to senior-level administratorm, and her advice to others who are looking to grow as an individual and as a leader. If you'd like to get notified via email when new episodes are posted, subscribe here
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