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  • Jeff Fuchs replied to the topic Time Motion Study in the forum General 16 years, 7 months ago

    Early in my career, I used off-the-shelf PC software to call my engineering staff’s cell phones at half-hour intervals during the day.  Whenever their cell phone vibrated and they saw the computer’s calling phone number, they noted what they were doing on a form I provided.  I did this Monday, Friday, and a weekday.  I involved them in the ea…[Read more]

  • Jeff Fuchs replied to the topic Culture Change Metrics in the forum General 18 years ago

    Farhad,
    I would approach these measures with the greatest of care. They may be useful cultural indicators, but culture change in what direction? Many of the items you describe here are indicators of a particular cultural style that emphasizes an internal focus on decentralized decision-making and positive interpersonal relationships. While I…[Read more]

  • Jeff Fuchs replied to the topic Culture Change Metrics in the forum General 18 years ago

    RR,
    The framework is in the book I mentioned, Diagnosing and Changing Organizational Culture by Cameron and Quinn (Addison-Welsey and Prentice Hall, 1999).  Best of luck. Contact me at [email protected] if you have other questions.
    Jeff

  • Jeff Fuchs replied to the topic Culture Change Metrics in the forum General 18 years ago

    Two points.
    First of all, “culture” has some different interpretations. The meaning I have come to know is that culture is the shared values, beliefs, world views and assumptions of a group with a common experience. Wherever a group exists, culture forms. Culture is what we habitually do. We adopt a certain culture because the habits that flow f…[Read more]

  • Last year I started using ProcessModel to simulate processes. It turned out to be very easy to map certain processes because the connector arrows are done automatically. Now I often use it as a mapping tool, even if I am not going to use the simulation capabilities.
    What exactly didn’t you like about Visio?

  • I have been consulting on Lean and Six Sigma for several years now and have never found much use for expensive all-in-one mapping and similation software.  Some of my clients have included Fortune 500 and Fortune Global 100 firms and, even then, I found no use for integrated software.  For discrete simulation of processes, including t…[Read more]