productivity

Productivity Improvement: What Side of The Equation Has Your Focus?

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Lately, I’ve been working on productivity improvement with hospital teams within their operations.  The basic concept of productivity improvement is the team has to do the same amount of work or more with less resources to be more efficient.  Use the following equation to calculate productivity within a department: Productivity = Worked Hours divided by […]

Lean in Healthcare: Improving a Housekeeping Operation

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Find this and other posts of mine at my blog covering lean application in healthcare.  (www.smartleanhealthcare.com) Healthcare is complex.  There are many pressures competing against any organization succeeding in providing a good patient experience; let alone a great one. In my time as a health system executive with oversight for a multi-facility housekeeping operation, I […]

Hut,Hut,Hike! 3 Takeaways from Football's Playbook About Standard Work

Hut,Hut,Hike! 3 Takeaways from Football’s Playbook About Standard Work

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Football.  That one word evokes many different thoughts and emotions…Anticipation. Excitement. Fall Saturday’s. Tailgating. Loyalty. Teamwork. Standard Work. Wait. What? Football teams use standard work in the form of the playbook. It details where everyone is positioned on the field and what their role is in each play. One of the key elements of any Lean Management System is Standard Work. […]