Eliminating waste, making it Lean: taking decisions on the floor

Eliminating waste, making it Lean: taking decisions on the floor

Waste: we’ve been mentioning the term quite often in our blogs. But what does it look like in practice? Basically, there are eight types of waste. Today, we’d like to highlight two of these – ‘Talent’ and ‘Motion’ – through a real-life example: a top-tier logistics operator that has been working with Texas Digital Europe to become more Lean. ‘Wasting’ Motion and Talent: trouble in…

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How to foster organizational growth by banning fake news

How to foster organizational growth by banning fake news

The 2020 presidential election in the United States has been nerve-racking. The neck-and-neck race has given rise to much debate and dissension, and the discussion about fake news versus real news has once again flared up. One big question is who is sharing the facts. Another is, who’s open to learning them? The sad fact of the matter is, some people prefer having dust thrown…

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What not to do if you want remote working to succeed

What not to do if you want remote working to succeed

You know those horseback riders who use their spurs to urge the horse forward? They want to be in full control of the animal, and they do not shrink from using force to achieve their goal. Traditional project managers are the horseback riders of the office: they want to be in charge of everything. All the time. But you know what? In today’s world of…

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Will remote working be part of your post-pandemic strategy?

Will remote working be part of your post-pandemic strategy?

The world has changed. In recent months, most people have worked from home. But what started out of necessity has come with unexpected benefits, which are definitely worth exploring from a business point of view. What are the outcomes of remote working, and what do people need to work optimally from the comfort of their own home? Remote working is here to stay A German…

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How to help remote working call center agents perform at their best

How to help remote working call center agents perform at their best

The times are changing. An increasing number of people work from home. And with the imminent second wave of coronavirus, it doesn’t look like they’ll flock back into the office any time soon. In fact, many companies have incorporated remote working into their post-COVID-19 plans as well. But what about call center agents? How to provide them with the right information, so they can work…

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Why crowd management on the work floor works

Why crowd management on the work floor works

During the pandemic, big events like pop concerts are out of the question. But let’s use this as a time to reflect on such gatherings. Those who organize them need to consider a range of unpredictable factors, most of which are related to the crowd. What to do when people get drunk, or extra security checks are required? How to keep customers happy while coordinating…

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Why your company's collective brain shouldn't resemble that of a dinosaur

Why your company’s collective brain shouldn’t resemble that of a dinosaur

In the age of digitalization, let’s talk dinosaurs. We get it if you just raised an eyebrow. But look at it this way: the brain is of all ages. And with all due respect to dinosaurs, their size made them rather sluggish. When a carnivorous creature began to nibble at their legs, our enormous friends didn’t notice fast enough. Pain signals were not sent to…

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How not to lose customers: it's all about the type of data

How not to lose customers: it’s all about the type of data

Imagine you’re at a music festival. During the break, you want to get a drink at the bar. You try to attract the bartender’s attention, but he’s way too busy to help you. He apologizes a few times (we’re assuming it’s a nice bartender), telling you he’ll be right with you. After a while, you’ve had it. You’re missing out on the concert. So, you…

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Why is too much information good for nothing?

Why is too much information good for nothing?

In our last blog, we explained why real-time information is so important in terms of customer service. Today, we’ll add something to the mix: context. If you fill a communication board with a load of data, it may look interesting. But – newsflash – it isn’t. If employees are flooded with real-time information, they will get confused. They will need a glass of water. Perhaps…

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Why real-time information increases your effectiveness

Why real-time information increases your effectiveness

You know how they say every second matters? Well, take it to heart. Time is critical, especially when it comes to Business Intelligence. Let’s have a closer look at the importance of real-time information. The diagram above (source: Forrester) shows how fast you need to act if you want information to be actionable. Once you slide into reactive – or, worse, historical – mode, it’s…

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