Category Archives: Sustainability

Why Process Improvement Projects Fail

Interesting times.  There’s an emerging consensus that Lean, Six Sigma and other process improvement programs are failing, and a myriad explanations why.  And yet – I just saw a(nother) Nimbus client video on a remarkable success in sustainable process excellence. … Continue reading

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Process Excellence in Pharma: And The Winner Is…

The Firm With The Process Platform! [Gasps, wild applause, cheers..] Harvey Weinstein is said to have transformed perceptions of a ‘quirky retro-wonder’ – and so won, against an outstanding field, a Best Picture for The Artist. But even the legendary … Continue reading

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Hello Checklists, Goodbye Process?

My little world wobbled as I read Atul Gawande’s bestseller The Checklist Manifesto. It seemed to challenge head-on my conviction that process matters most because it provides the language that enables effective collaboration amidst complexity. It’s superbly well written (Dr … Continue reading

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Chalk One Up For Sustainability

Delighted call yesterday from a client whose CEO had made a stand for sustainability. The CEO had invited in a well-known consultancy for a year to drive a Lean program on a payment-for-results basis. I had received a despairing call two weeks ago, after the Lean consulting team … Continue reading

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Making Sustainability Stick

True story – and I wouldn’t have believed it, if I hadn’t heard it myself… The global head of a Lean/Six Sigma team was explaining why a presentation to his senior leadership team didn’t go entirely brilliantly.  After years of leading … Continue reading

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