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?
This is the fifth and final part of this series of posts about putting logic into a decision to change a job. In this post, I emphasize how crucial it is to understand how far someone is from achieving his or her Goal and if this Goal is a reasonable one. Looking at colors In … Continue reading How can a Goal Tree help you changing job? Part 5/5 – Reflect on the assessment result and act!
Your current job sucks or you're stuck in your career? Before rushing to the next best job you may benefit from a rational analysis of your ambition and your current situation building a Goal Tree. Here are 5 good reasons to build a Goal Tree when considering changing your job: Get clarity about what you … Continue reading 5 good reasons to build a Goal Tree when considering changing your job
This post is inspired by an article titles “Future Factory: How Technology Is Transforming Manufacturing“, published April 8, 2018 on https://www.cbinsights.com https://www.cbinsights.com/research/future-factory-manufacturing-tech-trends/ Until recently, when factories were called black boxes, it meant that flows, processes or operations were so difficult to understand that they appeared like “black boxes” in which the magic simply happened. Or … Continue reading Factories of the future may be black boxes, because they need no lighting.
“The cobot controversy” is the title of a short article published by and on the Hannover Messe (“Hannover Fair”, the industry exhibition) website. http://www.hannovermesse.de/en/news/the-cobot-controversy.xhtml The article can be read in English as well as in German (assumed original version). This article proposes a “balanced” view about the impact of the collaborative robots (cobots) on the … Continue reading The cobot controversy – Part 1
Not as Many Jobs, But Jobs Contrasting with my pessimistic analysis about jobs in the factory of future, Hal Sirkin, a senior partner with The Boston Consulting Group, would see the positive side of the half full glass in his article published on http://www.wired.com The author discusses the possibility of Foxconn, the enormous Asian gadget … Continue reading What jobs in the factory of the future? Part5
It doesn’t take very keen analytic abilities to foretell the most likely future of jobs in industry. Common sense of the man on the street is enough. Industry in US and Western Europe has paid a high price to the appealing cheaper manufacturing in low-cost countries. The customers were delighted with cheaper prices, even at … Continue reading What jobs in the factory of the future? Part4