Kanban for Marketing: Run Multiple Projects More Efficiently
Kanban has been around for several decades, but it was adapted for knowledge work several years ago. The methodology has been tried-and-tested in many industries and eagerly adopted by different departments such as IT and operations. So it’s no wonder other departments and teams, such as sales and marketing
How to Implement Kanban in Manufacturing
We’ve already talked about Kanban many times, so I’m not going to explain what it is again. But if you need a refresher on the basics, feel free to read this Step by Step Guide to the Kanban system first. J Since Kanban originates in the production floors of the
The Key Elements of Productivity: Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose
One of the key elements of productivity is intrinsic motivation. In the past, motivating people was a simple task for managers. They’d offer employees enticing rewards if they are more productive – to get more done. Simple and easy, right? Nowadays, this outdated stick-and-carrot approach to motivation is ineffective though.
What’s More Important? Strategy, Performance or Both?
If you had to choose between a great business strategy or excellent performance, which one would you choose? Most people would answer ‘both’. But you need to make a choice. Because strategy is about making choices. Choices that determine where and how to act to maximize long-term value. Performance, on
Adopting a Growth Mindset to Drive Business Success
How many times have you heard the motivational saying, “whether you think they can or can’t, you are right”. Apparently, there’s much truth in it. Because, we as humans, see failure either as an insurmountable obstacle or as an opportunity to try again, differently. Carol Dweck, now a renowned psychologist,
Visual Decision Making: Integrating the 5Cs Approach with Kanban
Every day, we are required to make decisions. Some decisions are easy, but others require serious thinking and are difficult to make. The decisions that are more difficult to make are usually those that require more thinking and a lot more information. These can be life-changing situations, shape who