Goal Tree Chronicles – Special Lockdown – What happens to a Goal Tree in case of lockdown?

We write the 2nd of April, 2020. This is 16th day of lockdown for the coronavirus COVID-19 here in France, started March 17th, at noon. Worldwide it is half of the humankind that is locked down. Many business owners and senior management team members try to figure out how to first cope with the situation, … Continue reading Goal Tree Chronicles – Special Lockdown – What happens to a Goal Tree in case of lockdown?

Humanless factories may be a good thing after all

With the raise of automation and all what is published about the industrial 4.0 future, there is also a growing concern about the future of human work, or as it should be more specifically put: the main source of income for most people. In order to prevent massive rejection of automation and 4.0 projects I … Continue reading Humanless factories may be a good thing after all

The mighty COVID-19

Everybody is sick and tired hearing and reading about the infamous coronavirus COVID-19, yet nobody can ignore the tremendous ripple effect this virus has, disrupting the slightest things in our lives, despite its alleged moderate potential effects on our health. At least for rather young and healthy people. According to a STATISTA worldwide Survey dated … Continue reading The mighty COVID-19

Lean 4.0: where will you Gemba Walk when most of the processes will be digitized?

Here is a prospective thought of mine. Gemba Walks are a one of Lean’s tenet and any practitioner is urged to go around the Gemba and see for him/herself in order to learn, understand and eventually improve processes. But where will we Gemba Walk when most of the processes will be digitized? How to observe … Continue reading Lean 4.0: where will you Gemba Walk when most of the processes will be digitized?

How Green is Your Goal Tree? How far are you from achieving your Goal?

I assume you are already familiar with the Goal Tree. If you are not,  you may want to know more about it, with my Introduction to the Goal Tree (for people in a hurry) Once the Goal Tree has been built and scrutinized to ensure its logical soundness and robustness, the next step is to … Continue reading How Green is Your Goal Tree? How far are you from achieving your Goal?

Introduction to the Goal Tree (for people in a hurry)

The Goal Tree is a multipurpose logic tool based on Necessity Logic. In this short video, I walk you through: What is Necessity Logic? Usage of the Goal Tree: A rational analysis of all necessary conditions required to achieve a Goal A Goal Tree is a benchmark A  Goal Tree is an assessment tool A … Continue reading Introduction to the Goal Tree (for people in a hurry)

Smiling because starting a job with a new company or because leaving the actual one?

In an article titled “My Personal Turning Point: Reflecting on a Decade as a Lean Coach” by Josh Howell, now president of LEI and posted January 14th, 2020, the author explains why he was smiling on a photo. It was not because of the prospective new job with LEI but because he was leaving his … Continue reading Smiling because starting a job with a new company or because leaving the actual one?

VMOSA, Vision Mission Objective Strategies & Actions

Did you ever struggle with all the confusion about Vision, Mission, Objective, Goal and Strategies? Those words are sometimes used interchangeably and sometimes bear a specific meaning to those using them. If you google VMOSA, which stands for Vision, Mission, Objective, Strategies & Actions, you may find different definitions... I am usually not in favor … Continue reading VMOSA, Vision Mission Objective Strategies & Actions

Negative Branches in a Logic Tree, how things can go unexpectedly wrong

I happen to hear a Robotic Process Automation (RPA) vendor's pitch and he was speaking in cause-and-effect, demonstrating how RPA  will not destroy jobs, but on the contrary create more jobs than it destroys. The occasion was too good not to try it, therefore, in this episode of my Critical Thinking playlist, I am: translating … Continue reading Negative Branches in a Logic Tree, how things can go unexpectedly wrong