TakeON! SERIES – INCREASING PRODUCTIVITY
Lean and other continuous improvement (CI) methodologies provide a
compelling proposition for organisations.
WHEN DONE WELL CI DELIVERS
STRONG RESULTS, BUT THE NUMBER OF
COMPANIES DRIVING ONGOING BENEFIT
IS RELATIVELY SMALL COMPARED TO
THE NUMBER THAT ARE ‘DOING LEAN’.
Issues arise when CI is applied on a project-by-project basis. This can achieve
one-off benefits, but often falls short of sustainable, organisation-wide
progress. This is principally a problem of culture.
UNLESS PEOPLE ARE ENGAGED
THE PROCESS, THE CHANCES OF
CI ‘TAKING HOLD’ ARE GREATLY
That’s where a TakeON! series focused on productivity
can be of tremendous benefit.
All of theTakeON! productivity themes have been
designed to run equally well on their own or in
parallel with a planned or existing CI programme.
Talk to your local partner about any area you wish to focus
on in particular.
Wherever you are on your Continuous Improvement
journey, a Productivity Series will help you to
achieve a sustainable lift in business performance.
The ON2net - continual online support,
coaching and collaboration
with your teams
YOUR CHOICE OF THEMES
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“Despite often promising early results, the research
shows that at least 50% of business improvement
programmes are doomed to fail... without improving
the company culture and behaviours, no amount of lean
tools and techniques will be able to achieve sustainable
Peter Hines, Chairman, S A Partners
Winner of the Shingo Prize for Excellence in Lean Research 2009
Themes for a typical Productivity Series might look like this. MANAGEMENT MATTERS: Customer Focus; Value Stream
Thinking; 7 Types of Waste. BUSINESS MATTERS: Adding Customer Value; Think Joined Up; Waste Not, Want Not.
HOW IT WORKS WHAT ARE THE RESULTS?
• A series of workshops for managers
to kick start the right productivity
conversations in your business
• Tools and resources picked specifically for
your organisation and your challenge
• Team conversation tools to help managers
get the conversation started with their
• Online connection and collaboration
through the ON2net
ATakeON! productivity series helps:
• Motivate and equip people across the
business to play an active role
• Develop the capability of leaders at all levels
• Embed the behaviours required for
methodologies such as Lean and
• Deliver immediate incremental
improvements at the team level!
drives good collabo-
ration. Saying“Just do
more” doesn’t achieve
much when you’re
through setting good
context, and gaining
Critical to the
is that it’s Leader
Led, so it doesn’t
rely on external or
Leader Led element
authentic, and truly
TakeON! is highly
tells us that
most when they can
apply it immediately
to normal business
needs and priorities.
happening all the
time, not just in
All new initiatives
start with a bang!
But many fade once
the novelty has
worn off. Through
that productivity and
performance never go
out of fashion.
“Personally I have benefited as I used to hide behind and just listen, but now
I speak out. The best part is, I feel the Bank is listening because the changes
are results of our ideas.” —Bank Employee
HERE’S AN EXAMPLE
Increased performance experienced by a Malaysian high street bank after 12 months using
Cards approval time
Branch wait times
Card sales submission errors
WHY IT WORKS
Key TakeON! principles underpin the approach
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