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How Do You Do That?

By Lauren | October 9, 2013






Have you ever been frustrated working on a project, enough that you stop mid-action and  proclaim, “There has GOT to be an easier way to do this”?

Employees can feel this way a lot, especially those that contend with strict regulations, requirements, and high maintenance corporate processes.

…Or a very stubborn boss.

Coincidentally, these employees performing the task/service are usually the same ones talking with their co-workers about process alternatives, method improvements, and seemingly obvious short-cut potentials.

These situations can all be grouped under the thrillingly ambiguous category of Operations Management.

Now, operations management usually makes me think of the television show, ‘How It’s Made.’  I’m thinking assembly lines, big machines, inspectors, etc.  A lot of times I think, “How do people come up with this stuff?  These people must be geniuses!”  Which makes me think of Albert Einstein; and luckily, he has some good thoughts that pertain to a past discussion in my Operations Planning & Control class.  These have to do with process assessment and, hopefully, improvement.

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”

-Albert Einstein

“The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.”

-Albert Einstein

“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”

-Albert Einstein


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