Innover par la collaboration et le Lean management

Processus et Entreprise 2.0, d’Yves Caseau : un livre très intéressant qui redonne du sens aux process et aux flux dans les grands entreprises, et permet de remettre en perspective un Lean Management « 2.0 », au delà des dogmes et des poncifs !  Présentation de l’éditeur Agilité, Efficience, innovation.. des défis posés aux entreprises du 21e siècle! Face à ces exigences accrues dans un monde d’hyper-compétition, le pilotage/optimisation des processus métiers et la gestion des flux de communication sont deux leviers sur lesquels doit s’appuyer conjointement le management de l’Entreprise. Plus précisement, ce livre propose de déployer l’approche du »lean management » pour … Lire la suite

Video: Managing our divided brain

Psychiatrist Iain McGilchrist describes the real differences between the left and right halves of the human brain. It’s not simply « emotion on the right, reason on the left, » but something far more complex and interesting. A Best of the Web talk from RSA Animate. A must see!   Psychatrist Iain McGilchrist is the author of « The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World. Source : http://www.ted.com/talks/iain_mcgilchrist_the_divide

From an I.T. Revolution to a Management Revolution

A very interesting paper from Thomas Friedman in the New York Times points out: While Wall Street is being rattled by a social revolution, Silicon Valley is being by transformed by another technology revolution — one that is taking the world from connected to hyperconnected and individuals from empowered to superempowered. It is the biggest leap forward in the I.T. revolution since the mainframe computer was replaced by desktops and the Web. It is going to change everything about how companies and societies operate. Marc Benioff, the founder of Salesforce.com, a cloud-based software provider, describes this phase of the I.T. … Lire la suite

How to please workers and shareholders?

Lincoln Electric, a welding manufacturing company based in Ohio, has not laid off any employee for economic reasons since World War II, even in recession periods. How did they do it? Through a specific incentive management system, they foster both high competition and strong cooperation inside the company. Bonuses almost always exceed 60% of an employee’s basic earning, knowing that the average worker compensation is 68.000$ a year. Have they found the grail? Maybe not, yet through unusual managerial practices, they found a way to protect workers as well as profits. Video : Cleveland Manufacturer welds together job security, profits … Lire la suite

Innovation management: the creative discipline

Creativity is less an art than a discipline–and surprisingly practical and accessible If you think creativity is the province of a privileged few–the proverbial black turtleneck and pony tail crowd–think again. Our work with hundreds of teams, from CEOs to customer service reps, has convinced us that a few relatively simple techniques can help anyone generate new and creative ideas. The key is to focus on perception. Neuroscientists tell us that as our brains evolved, they learned to take perceptual shortcuts to save energy. In other words, they stuff experiences into well-worn patterns. But when we bombard our brains with … Lire la suite

How great leaders inspire action: a great video

Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question « Why? » His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers. Simon Sinek In 2009, Simon Sinek released the book « Start With Why » — a synopsis of the theory he has begun using to teach others how to become effective leaders and inspire change. Source : http://www.ted.com/talks/simon_sinek_how_great_leaders_inspire_action.html

Steve Jobs: le management par le perfectionnisme

Un management interventionniste et perfectionniste chez Apple […] Travailler avec Steve Jobs n’avait pourtant rien de simple. Sous son ère, le processus de création émanait des plus hautes sphères. Sûr de son fait, le PDG imposait sa vision. Dans les interviews, Jobs citait souvent ce bon mot d’Henry Ford :«Si j’avais demandé à mes clients ce qu’ils attendaient, ils auraient répondu ‘un cheval plus rapide’», et non une voiture. «Ce n’est pas le rôle du client de savoir ce qu’il veut», ironisait-il peu après la présentation de l’iPad. Déterminé, Steve Jobs perçoit dès le début des années 1980 que l’ordinateur … Lire la suite

A Geography Of Time Management: On Tempo, Culture, And The Pace Of Life

A must read on time perception and time management. The editor’s review: On time, out of time, time out, time is money–if our vernacular is any indication, the concept of time has certainly infiltrated American culture. Does everybody in the world share the same perception of time? In A Geography of Time, psychologist Robert Levine puts time to the test by sending teams of researchers all over the world to measure everything from the average walking speed to the time it takes to buy a stamp at the post office. Levine scatters his findings among engaging accounts of his own … Lire la suite