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Change is the Only Constant

In our journey to find measurements with meaning, we must remember that the playing field is always changing.  That is the only thing that we can be assured of….. Life happens and things change.  We MUST continuously evaluate what we … Continue reading

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It’s Continuous Improvement

And don’t forget it!!! This journey can be, and most certainly is, a long and rough road.  It’s not about quick incremental changes and short term success.  It is all about the long haul. You must be prepared to make … Continue reading

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The Good, the Bad & the Ugly?

The Good: The Southeast Region is making good progress, but the Southwest Region is knocking the lights out of the place.  Take a look at those numbers.  Just like we were taught in school.  If you measure something and people are involved, … Continue reading

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Big Week – Big Problem

The first week of trying to correct what is wrong has come to a close.  Our CEO, Fred Schmidt, along with his CFO Matt Ward, have made significant strides in the Administrative Services Division…. primarily, in my opinion, because they carry a … Continue reading

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Presenting our Case for Measuring Success

Wow.  What a day! I had no idea that our presentation would go so well.  From what I can tell, there are plenty of managers at M.E. Burdette Co. that want things to change.  They really are interested in the … Continue reading

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Measurements with Meaning – Our presentation

Measurements with Meaning How to Focus on Success How are you measuring success today? •What measurements are in place currently? For the whole company… not just your team or department? •So what about your team / department? –How do you … Continue reading

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People and Measurements

   The tape measure isn’t just about how you measure. It also has to do with the people. Who are the leaders? Not the managers of the company, the leaders! And just as important, how do employees respond to the … Continue reading

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