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Posted on November 13, 2018 at 12:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Politically Charged

When Joel Kaplan, an executive with Facebook, was seen sitting behind his friend Judge Kavanaugh at the Supreme Court hearings last month it caused a firestorm. Many Facebook employees began complaining online.

It became so intense that Facebook called an all employee meeting to assure their employees that Facebook is apolitical. At that meeting, Kaplan apologized for not letting his superiors know that he was going to attend the hea...

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Posted on November 12, 2018 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)

One Veteran’s Dream

In 1945, Raymond Weeks returned to Birmingham as a World War II veteran. He dreamed of having a day when the country honored the living and dead veterans.

Mr. Weeks picked November 11thas his preferred date and developed a plan to present his petition to the highest level of military officer he could reach; the Army Chief of Staff.

Dwight Eisenhower, was that person, who later,...

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Posted on November 9, 2018 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

5S’s of Faith @ Work, Part V

One of the foundational tools in Lean Manufacturing is the 5S system. Each of the 5S’s represents a step towards the most efficient utilization of space.

As with every new process, the easy part is putting it in place. The hard part is getting the changes to stick.

SUSTAIN, the fifth of the 5S’s, teaches a methodology to ensure the OLD process doesn’t creep...

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Posted on November 8, 2018 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

5S’s of Faith @ Work, Part IV

One of the foundational tools in Lean Manufacturing is the 5S system. Each of the 5S’s represents a step towards the most efficient utilization of space.

The fourth of the 5S’s is STANDARDIZE. This step’s job is to ensure that the process is repeatable and reproducible.

The STANDARDIZE step allows for others to easily step into the role and fulfill it. We...

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Posted on November 7, 2018 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

5S’s of Faith @ Work, Part III

One of the foundational tools in Lean Manufacturing is the 5S system. Each of the 5S’s represents a step towards the most efficient utilization of space.

The third step is SHINE. Shine addresses the dirt exposed when clutter is removed, and the work area is organized.

This step may appear redundant with previous steps. But it’s only when the clutter is removed ...

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Posted on November 6, 2018 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

5S’s of Faith @ Work, Part II

One of the foundational tools in Lean Manufacturing is the 5S system. Each of the 5S’s represents a step towards the most efficient utilization of space.

The second S is “Set in Order.”

An organized work space may seem like a minute detail when it comes to managing a business. However, an organized work space may be the difference between meeting a ...

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Posted on November 5, 2018 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

5S’s of Faith @ Work, Part 1

One of the foundational tools in Lean Manufacturing is the 5S system. Each of the 5S’s represents a step towards the most efficient utilization of space.

The first “S” is SORT.

SORT requires the elimination of that which is not needed. Only the essentials to perform the job duties are kept.

Ephesians 4:22 says, “So get rid of ...

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Posted on November 2, 2018 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Daylight Consuming Time

Each year, in March, we move our clocks forward an hour to provide for more afternoon sunlight during the summer. This has been labeled Daylight Savings Time.

In the fall, we reverse the process consuming an hour of sunlight, yet we still label that day, Daylight Savings Time. Imagine if they changed the name in the fall to Daylight ConsumingTime to be more in line with reality.

This appr...

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Posted on November 1, 2018 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Lack of Respect

Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar had a surprising challenge in his upcoming election. Six of his siblings publicly condemned him and sided with his opponent due to their disdain for his political beliefs.

Just as families are being split apart by the extremely partisan nature of politics, so are many workplaces. When emotions boil, a lack of respect for other human beings can surface, and often does. Merriam-Webste...

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Posted on October 31, 2018 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Spiritual Forces

According to the History Channel, Pope Gregory III designated November 1st as All Saints Day. This was a time to honor the saints and martyrs of the church.

However, Celtic traditions believed that on October 31st the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred. As Rome took over the Celts their traditions began to be incorporated. Eventually, All Saints Day became overshadowed...

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