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Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

LeanOperationsSystems Leadership

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

Posted on 28 August 2022 by Sarah Lethbridge

My first job in the Lean Enterprise Research Centre was to understand how to apply an operations management methodology, which had originated in manufacturing, to that of a service environment.   […]

LeanService ImprovementSocial Media

Peaceful Protest

Posted on 2 August 2022 by Sarah Lethbridge

Some of you might remember that I went viral on Twitter once when I was miffed at a 5 men panel on Good Morning Britain passing judgement on whether or […]

LeanOperations

Tesla Tales

Posted on 5 July 2022 by Sarah Lethbridge

Last week a valued associate of Cardiff Business School drove me to a meeting in his brand new Tesla.  I have only ever seen them in car parks and in […]

ProductivityService Improvement

Back to Reality!

Posted on 31 May 2022 by Sarah Lethbridge

There’s no doubt about it, we are definitely BACK in the physical world.  After moaning AT LENGTH about how much I’d had enough of working from home during the pandemic, […]

 
Carrots, Sticks and Buckets of Time Tricks

Carrots, Sticks and Buckets of Time Tricks

Posted on 5 May 2022 by Sarah Lethbridge

One of the difficult jobs of any leader is to get people to do something differently or to get them to do what you need them to do.  If only […]

The Great Pandemic Pause

The Great Pandemic Pause

Posted on 4 April 2022 by Sarah Lethbridge

At the beginning of the pandemic I wrote a remarkably positive (particularly for me) blog about how I could see that necessity was triggering a miraculous transformation in services.  The […]

Organisational Therapy

Organisational Therapy

Posted on 28 February 2022 by Sarah Lethbridge

When it feels like the world is falling apart, I seek solace in television.  Not live ‘terrestrial’ television of course, because THE NEWS can pop up at anytime on that […]

Late Night Wordleing

Late Night Wordleing

Posted on 29 January 2022 by Sarah Lethbridge

Most nights I’d say I’m usually asleep by about 11.30pm, staying up, probably later than I should, to ensure that I enjoy those delicious few hours of grownup television and […]

Vaccine Lean

Vaccine Lean

Posted on 29 December 2021 by Sarah Lethbridge

I was absolutely delighted to receive my 3rd ‘booster’ vaccine a couple of weeks ago. Having been tremendously grateful for 2 x AstraZenecas, I have to confess that for my […]

Chief Letters of Complaint Officer

Chief Letters of Complaint Officer

Posted on 6 December 2021 by Sarah Lethbridge

There are few things that I appreciate more in life than writing a complaint letter. It’s not that I’m looking for opportunities to write them, not at all, it’s just […]