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We’re introducing a new title to our free webinar series on Lean Six Sigma. Following the success of our one-hour Lean Six Sigma Awareness Webinars, we are now covering the important, but often overlooked ‘Role of the Project Champion or Sponsor’. Green and Black Belt projects need effective sponsor support to avoid projects take longer…

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The Catalyst Team

Welcome to Catalyst Consulting

We are a training and consulting company and our mission is to enable results for our customers. We do this by building leadership capability, developing practical skills and supporting the deployment of best business practice. We facilitate and support major improvements in efficiency, service, engagement and revenue and we’re passionate about it. With a focus on Lean Six…

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Lean Six Sigma Soft Tools

What’s ‘soft’ about soft tools ?

Capability in change management, often referred to as ‘soft tools’ are vital ingredients for the successful deployment of Lean Six Sigma. In many ways, it is the most important. Let’s start by looking at ‘creating the right environment’. Essentially this is about leaders ‘walking the talk’. They must encourage the application and use of Lean…

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Lean Thinking - How the work gets done

You know my methods, Watson.

Deming said, “The role of management is to change the process rather than badgering individuals to do better.” It sounds good but does this actually happen in our target and performance driven organisations? We find many organisations fixing problems rather than solving their root cause, putting out fires and being heroes. Maybe this is because…

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Strategy Deployment

Strategy Deployment at Johnson Controls, Building Efficiency

Strategy Deployment enables leaders to prioritise actions for breakthrough improvement. Catalyst customer Brendan McNulty, Vice President and General Manager for UK and Ireland, Johnson Controls, Building Efficiency, shares his experiences. What was your goal in implementing Strategy Deployment? To identify new ways to continue Johnson Controls’ leadership in delivering building technologies and services by setting priorities,…

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