Cross-functional teams

Cross-Functional Team: What Is It & How to Make It Work

Organizations have, long enough, supported the top-to-bottom hierarchy where decision-makers and employees are two different kinds. But as times change, so do organizations. Or, at least, the smart ones. Flat hierarchy, close-knit working environment, open workspaces, and virtual teams—this is what the modern business world is about. In recent years, many organizations have switched to […]

The Benefits of Kanban

Benefits of Kanban: 7 Habit-Changing Lessons I’ve Learned by Being Exposed to Kanban Culture

“And what am I supposed to do with this?” I said, staring at my monitor. I was glaring at a digital board, with some columns, workflows, cards, and some pretty colorful lanes.  “How cool!” I thought. Little did I know how this digital board was about to completely transform my perception towards productivity, efficiency, and […]

Waste 101 - Pure vs. Necessary

Waste 101 – Pure vs. Necessary

Lean was developed for delivering products and services with unquestionable value at the right moment to the end customer. To help you with that, the methodology focuses on identifying value-adding steps in your process and minimizing waste activities. Although it sounds pretty simple, there is a question that has been bothering managers and regular team […]

Optimizing Efficiency? Forget Multitasking!

Optimizing Efficiency? Forget Multitasking!

The reality of modern business requires companies to be not just effective but also efficient in everything they undertake. Reaching optimal efficiency in any process is difficult, and among the main reasons for this is the habit of multitasking. Understanding why it drags down productivity and finding a way to get rid of multitasking altogether […]