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Lean Management and Layoffs

Managing employees in the best of economies is a tough task. People management becomes much more difficult during periods of furloughs, layoffs, and high unemployment rates. Leaders are tasked with increasing productivity even with a drastically reduced staff. These tips offer effective techniques for those practicing lean management.   Communicate Openly About Staffing Issues Open [...]

By |2020-11-09T20:59:42+00:00November 9th, 2020|Lean Management, Michael E Parker|Comments Off on Lean Management and Layoffs

3 Tips To Help You Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions

The year is just beginning and it wasn’t too long ago that we set our New Year’s resolutions. Whether you wanted to read more, break bad habits or get into shape, you probably still have your New Year's resolutions on your mind. However, you’re also probably worried about following through with these resolutions. Research conducted [...]

By |2017-06-02T10:57:06+00:00January 2nd, 2017|Michael E Parker|Comments Off on 3 Tips To Help You Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions

Michael E. Parker | Living a “Lean” Life

Far before I became an accomplished author, entrepreneur, and public speaker, the Lean Management philosophy was attractive. It spoke to me because it's a systematic long-term management practice that thrives on support and continuous growth. Borrowed from the Toyota Production System (TPS), Lean Management enables incremental achievement through quality and efficiency. Looking at the man [...]

By |2016-01-25T15:33:31+00:00January 25th, 2016|Lean Management, Michael E Parker|Comments Off on Michael E. Parker | Living a “Lean” Life