OpX Solutions Articles

Here you will find a collection of articles on general business operations, lean process improvement, and leadership written by our team. We hope you find them insightful.

Are You Helping Your Team Members Develop Their Potential?

October 15th, 2020

The organizational climate has a direct impact on your people. In an atmosphere designed to reinforce productivity, tension and fear are at a minimum and people feel free to use their full potential for creativity and achievement. As a leader, you bear the primary responsibility for establishing the climate in your organization, department, or work […]

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Women Leaders in Manufacturing

September 22nd, 2020

What do you think of when you hear the word “manufacturing”? When you hear the words “women in manufacturing”? When you hear the words “women in leadership in manufacturing”? If that makes you stop and think, good. I recently attended a conference in Southwest Virginia geared towards women in manufacturing, and there were well over […]

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Kaizen Events: The 4 Outcomes You Should Actually Care About

September 10th, 2020

Also known as Rapid Improvement Teams or Kaizen Blitz, Kaizen Events are one of the activities that American companies love to organize when they need to tackle a specific problem. They are structured, and dedicated team projects to improve a specific performance or area. Although these events often lead to measurable results, such as improvement […]

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Is Your Organization Green and Growing, or Ripe and Rotting?

September 10th, 2020

Early in my career of helping organizations improve their operations, I learned that all organizations are either “green and growing, or ripe and rotting”.  There is no in between.  In today’s competitive environment, an organization must continuously strive to improve, or risk falling behind the competition. Almost every organization will take action to improve performance […]

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What Are Your High Payoff Activities?

September 1st, 2020

Would you like to improve your effectiveness?  Do this quick exercise.  Write down five activities that would have a significant positive impact on your personal and professional goals if you spent more time on them.  Some examples might be developing your team, meeting with clients, or spending time with your kids. Now look at your […]

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Why “Lean-Lennials” Will Help Your Company Thrive and Improve Your Life

August 10th, 2020

My very first working day in the United States started with a conference about Millennials: it was October 2018 and several local companies gathered in order to discuss how to retain and motivate this generation of people that is rejecting the status quo. Being a 27-year-old process improvement consultant, I quickly discovered that the conference […]

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Are Your Leaders Engaged?

May 19th, 2020

Increasing employee engagement is all the rage these days.  Ever since a 2013 study by Gallup that revealed only 30% of the workforce is “actively engaged”, organizations have been working to change their culture to improve engagement (see my FRONT article in July, 2015 issue on how to do this.)  But what about leadership engagement? […]

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