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Value-Centered Solutions offers customized solutions for businesses of all sizes. Click below to learn more about services for you and your company.
LARGE BUSINESS LEADERS AND TEAMS
We provide coaching and consulting services in the following key ares: value-centered management and lean consulting, change management, talent and team development, business operations, technical consulting and business growth. Click on an item below to learn more.
We also specialize in Team Development and have certified consultants in 5 Behaviors of a Dysfunctional Team, DISC, Meyers-Briggs and Harrison Assessments.
VALUE CENTERED MANAGEMENT AND LEAN CONSULTING
Prior to starting his own companies, Michael E. Parker worked for Toyota Motor Manufacturing and General Motors, and received direct training on the Toyota Production System and Lean Management Philosophy in Japan, Canada, and throughout the United States. He is now recognized as a 1st generation lean expert and has led lean management programs for multi-million dollar organizations in both the service and manufacturing industries.
Our team has over 15 years experience implementing concepts such as:
Also known as value stream mapping, this is a powerful tool to help everyone understand how work is currently being done, identify and eliminate waste (or non-value) in the process, and what the process will look like in the future.
Root Cause Analysis
Have you ever thought you solved a problem, only for it to rear its ugly head again? If so, you might not have addressed the root of the problem, only a symptom. Or, you could have addressed the wrong problem altogether. Using root cause analysis tools and techniques will ensure your improvement efforts are focused in the right direction and sustainable.
Let us facilitate a 5S Day for your facility including planning, coordination, execution, and follow-up audits to improve organization and efficiency.
A critical component to any lean management program is ensuring your team members participate in improvement efforts. Setting up a system that empowers those that do the work to improve processes is a small investment that is virtually guaranteed to boost morale and your bottom line.
Translated to mean “number card”, this is a visual way of controlling inventory in any operation. The system includes setting up visual cues to help track inventory as it’s used, then collecting the cards to place an order for re-stock. This type of system can be used virtually anywhere supplies are stored in an operation to minimize inventory cost.
We partner with teams to transform and evolve from their current state to a future state including reviewing daily operations, structures, to manage change, prepare to execute and to sustain the change. (Note: 70% of change strategies fail b/c organizations do not properly address all elements of what it takes to change).
We support teams with executing three key elements of effectively managing any change:
Prepare - conduct planning to ensure the successful execution. Alignment and Identification of key sponsors stake holders, and those impacted by the change
Execute - we train and partner with all sponsors and change agents to ensure successful installation of the change
Sustain - conducting the necessary steps to stabilize the change over time
We support teams with strategies to increase the pace of change and yet minimize the negative impact to productivity.
We partner w/ teams to support your full service needs from planning to fill talent gaps, acquiring the talent needed to fill needs, developing talent, transitioning your organization and ultimately retaining critical talent necessary to ensure you maintain your competitive advantage and improve business success!
Talent planning - Identify talent pools needed to to fill gaps between current state and desired future state
Talent Acquisition - Recruiting the best talent to FIT your position needs and culture
Talent Development - Manage the growth and development of High Potential leaders and team members through mentoring, coaching and performance management
Organization Development - Organize structure to ensure efficiency and room for growth
Employee Retention - Ensuring you understand the voice of your employees and key strategies to retain them
The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team
The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team is a new facilitation program that helps professionals and their organizations learn how to work better and more effectively on teams, leading to a noticeable improvement in morale, productivity and results. The model is based on The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick Lencioni’s best-selling book that outlines the five behaviors that are essential to a healthy, well-functioning team: building trust, mastering conflict, achieving commitment, embracing accountability, and focusing on results.
Who is the program designed for?
The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team assessment and accompanying material is designed for an intact team. Before choosing this program, consider the questions: Is the team really a TEAM? A team is a relatively small number of people (from three to twelve) who meet on a regular basis and are collectively responsible for results. The team members share common goals as well as the rewards and responsibilities for achieving them. Not every group is a team. For example, a group that appears to be a team might simply be a collection of people who report to the same manager, but who have relatively little interdependence and mutual accountability. If a group does not meet the criteria of a true team, this process is unlikely to produce the results they expect.
“Using The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team increased the performance of our leadership team after only a few hours. The custom discussion points and action plans are a perfect tool for us to continue our development well after the first session.”
-Sam Falletta, President/CEO, Incept
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We are passionate about supporting businesses with their growth needs!
Improve the Flow of Work: Ensure all of the effort you put in at work is just like water
Eliminate Waste: Inefficiencies are like rocks or barriers, that eventually can cause fatigue, frustration or bun out
Focus on Value: We do our best to listen, strengthen culture and use lean solutions to get business and value flowing so you can focus on what really matters, your customers