Month: October 2007

Total 23 Posts

The Open Office Comes to Silicon Valley

An October 15, 2007 Wall Street Journal article titled Why Silicon Valley Is Rethinking The Cubicle Office explains how companies such as Cisco Systems, Intel, Autodesk, and Hewlett-Packard are either testing or planning tests with the open office concept. The motivations are space savings as well as improved collaboration and

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Kaizen Song: Kits

It seems like many of the kaizen songs end up being about material flow and Lean logistics. At the risk of being campy, here is a lesson in Lean from musical royalty… Kits (To the melody of “Kiss” by Prince) U don’t have 2 keep the bins so full, 2

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Leadership

There are a plethora of books on leadership. I have read many such books and seem to gain something from each of them. I don’t always agree with the authors but in the end I feel better for studying these folks. But if I were to summarize what it means

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