Troy, Michigan (PRWEB) October 04, 2012
Lean Office with Dr. Patricia Malone can now be found on Intellimins.com, the “business intelligence in minutes” website. Nearly every organization can boost productivity with the implementation of Lean Office principles and a reasonable goal is 400% productivity improvement per Dr. Malone. In Intellimins’ 3-8 minute, “snack-size” video format, Dr. Malone explains Lean principles and how to apply them effectively in office environments.
Lean Office consultant, Dr. Patricia Malone is an accomplished practitioner who has employed Lean principles with numerous firms. She offers practical advice on getting started, maintaining and continuously improving a Lean Office environment. Malone concisely delivers video solutions covering topics such as: Lean Transformation, 5S, 8 Wastes, Visual Management, Stabilization, Hoshin Planning and Lean Leadership. In addition, Malone has provided field-proven templates (in Microsoft Office formats) that users can download and put into immediate use in the workplace. These solutions are available at Intellimins.com and can be viewed 24/7 on smartphones, PC’s and tablets.
“I am continually amazed by the significant results achieved by engaging Lean Office principles. I am pleased to be able to share my knowledge and success through the Intellimins.com website. Intellimins’ unique style of presenting a topic in short segments fits the way today’s busy professionals learn, use and share new techniques.” said Dr. Malone.
Lean, based on the Toyota Production System, is often associated with manufacturing environments. Many office workers have little or no knowledge of Lean principles and very few offices have anyone focused on process improvement. Office work is performed daily, much of the process hidden in computers, without a Lean system of visual controls to assist in making the process more efficient. Since 60-80% of all costs related to meeting customer demand are attributed to administrative functions, employing Lean Office principles is critically important to every organization. For those organizations looking to boost productivity, Lean Office may be the low hanging fruit.
In Intellimins' Lean Office Overview, Dr. Malone reveals that Lean Office is critically important in today’s business environment: “In the old days we used to just increase price when our costs went up. Now price is fixed. If we’re going to get any profits out of our business, we’ve got to reduce costs in order to back into the profit number” In addition to lower costs and higher productivity, Lean Office helps create a cultural shift that results in higher morale and improved customer satisfaction. Rather than merely optimizing departmental silos, the Lean methodology encourages teams to focus on the entire process that delivers value to the real customer. Malone describes Lean as empowering individuals and encouraging teamwork in the relentless elimination of waste and the pursuit of continuous improvement.
“Time is valuable to our audience, so we carefully curate the Intellimins.com site to maximize the learning potential of each visit. We look for experts who have been there and are successful in the real world. Dr. Patricia Malone is that expert in Lean Office. She has the academic and professional credentials and she uses Lean Office principles passionately in her daily work. She is a perfect fit with the expertise valued by Intellimins’ fans.” said Maureen Foresman, Intellimins Co-Founder and CEO.
Everyone, from entry-level employees to seasoned professionals, can benefit from the Intellimins.com website. In addition to Lean Office, visitors to the Intellimins.com website will find numerous other topics such as: Work-Life Balance, Project Management, Business Process Management, Effective Communications, Critical Thinking Skills, Team Building and more. All content is delivered by acclaimed experts. About 50% of the content is free, and the balance is priced from $5.00 to $25.00. In addition, Intellimins offers certificate courses through colleges and corporate education centers.
About Dr. Patricia Malone:
Dr. Patricia Malone is a technology adept finance executive with more than fifteen years of success in breakthrough change management, finance, accounting, quality manufacturing, project management, business process management and continuous improvement methodologies. Dr. Malone is a CPA, has earned a Doctorate in Business Administration at Lawrence Technological University and is an Adjunct Professor in Business at Wesley College. Dr. Malone is available for consulting in the following areas: Lean, Six Sigma, Continuous Improvement Methodologies, Financial Management, Project Management and Business Process Management.
Intellimins is a cloud-based technology company offering online learning solutions, including certificate courses, for business, government and education. The website offers 24/7 access to video solutions that users can view on PC’s, tablets and smartphones. Intellimins mission is to improve the performance and career development of motivated professionals by making valuable skills and tools easy to find, assimilate and deploy in the workplace. Intellimins can also produce and host both public and private content for individuals and organizations. Discover more at: https://www.intellimins.com.
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