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Operations Focus

By Tim Connor, Rodeo! Performance Group, Inc.

There’s a lot of work going on in Emergency Rooms across the country, using approaches from operational excellence to lean to six sigma, but how many are actually making gains that last? Goldratt’s Theory of Constraints seems to show that the answer lies in the Inpatient Process. This is Part 2 in a 3 part series.

An Overview of the Situation

In Part 1:…

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Operations Focus

By Tim Connor, Rodeo! Performance Group, Inc.

There’s a lot of work going on in Emergency Rooms across the country, using approaches from operational excellence to lean to six sigma, but how many are actually making gains that last? Goldratt’s Theory of Constraints seems to show that the answer lies in the Inpatient Process.

An Overview of the Situation

Performance improvement efforts at the…

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Workforce Focus

By Tim Connor, Rodeo! Performance Group, Inc.

Teams seem to move in and out of vogue, but the simple fact is that 99% of business is performed in concert with other people in the organization. If that concert is well orchestrated, the outcome is beautiful and valuable; if it’s NOT, the effect is the same as fingernails running down a blackboard. Teamwork is the breath of business life.

Start with Your…

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Strategic Planning

By Tim Connor, Rodeo! Performance Group, Inc.

Many small business owners think that a formal strategy planning process is unnecessary and a waste of time. After all, I’m the owner, and I’m here aren’t I? I talk to the people every day, don’t I? I tell people what needs to be done, don’t I? So what’s the problem – everyone knows where we’re going! But do they?

Let’s crank it a little tighter…

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Operations Focus

By Jonathan Connor, Rodeo! Performance Group, Inc.

Forget even trying to pronounce it. The word means: “Pertaining to a very, very long word.” It actually has one more letter in it than its entire definition. Why create such a word, it seems ludicrous doesn’t it? Yet this could very well be an example to us in the business world of processes developed without planning or analysis.

How often do we keep or…

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