New Ideas for Knowledge Transfer

Todd Hudson's Maverick Thinking on Knowledge Capture, Transfer and Improving Training with Lean
Don’t Be Scared Away From Lean

Don’t Be Scared Away From Lean

As you can imagine, I’m on a lot of mailing lists and social media groups about Lean and see it described and talked about in many ways. Recently, some of these have been really over the top and, quite frankly, do a disservice. Headlines like “Improvement Through...

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The Great Training Robbery

The Great Training Robbery

I’d love to take credit for this provocative title, but, sadly, I can’t. This phrase was first used 45 years ago when a study showing little or no relationship between training and work performance was published. Most recently, it was used this past August for the...

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One-Learner Flow

One-Learner Flow

During a recent lunch with one of my Lean Knowledge Transfer Certification candidates, we discussed a key Lean concept that had really caught her attention. It's called "one-piece flow" and it means to satisfy individual customer demand immediately or, put more more...

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Mindful Habits for 7 Lean Practices

Mindful Habits for 7 Lean Practices

Todd's Been Awfully Quiet Lately. What's He Been Up to? Well, one of several really cool things I’ve been doing in 2018 is writing my new ebook, Mindful Habits for 7 Lean Practices (another thing I've been up to is applying Lean to EH&S and research laboratories,...

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To Continuously Improve, Study Your Results

To Continuously Improve, Study Your Results

Woohoo! You’ve just launched a new training program and rolled it out to the organization. Time for high fives, right? Not so fast… If you’ve been learning about Lean, you know that all problem solving activities are guided by the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycle, in...

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Small Wastes Get BIG Quickly

Small Wastes Get BIG Quickly

I’m going to show you some numbers. And you’re going to want to see them sitting down. No, really. They’re going to be hard to believe. You’re going to see how small wastes get BIG very quickly. Specifically, I’m going to show you how minutes of wasted time turns into...

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You CAN Train for Mistake-Free Performance

You CAN Train for Mistake-Free Performance

In my conference talks, I often say one of the ultimate goals of corporate learning is that employees will never make a mistake on the job. And, when I say it, I always get a big mix of laughs, snorts, and head-shaking. “Never happen,” people say. Well, go tell that...

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