Is an activity value-added, or non-value-added? That’s a fundamental Lean Thinking perspective and a key question at every level of an organization. We now know that the best Lean projects foster deeply collaborative work environments. But where does “collaboration” (literally defined as co-laboring, i.e., working together) actually take place?
The simple answer is, in meetings – all kinds of meetings: large groups, small groups, one-on-one, formal, informal, stand up, sit down, regular, ad-hoc, feed-forward, feedback, and on and on. But how many times have you heard someone complain that they “can’t get any work done because I am always in meetings”? What percentage of the time that you spend in all of these sorts of meetings is truly value-added, how much just sort-of useful, and how much of it is a waste of time or worse, a drain on your forward momentum? How much is this costing you in direct and indirect costs? What’s the recovery time for participants of a lousy meeting?
This webinar will identify the single most important root cause of non-value-added meeting time and introduce participants to one of “The Five Keys for Collaboration” – Effective Meeting Management. How you plan and manage meetings, identify and engage stakeholders, solve cross-disciplinary problems, make collaborative decisions, and create a collaborative workspace/culture can make or break any Lean Transformation effort. You will leave the webinar with several tools that can help you eliminate the least effective 25% of your meeting time, or transform it into highly productive interaction.
Victor Ortiz - President, Ortiz Consulting Services
Vic Ortiz has trained over 3000 leaders in the strategies and skills of effective collaboration. Based on his work with “recovering architects” Michael Doyle and David Strauss, authors of the best-selling “How to Make Meetings Work”, Vic has more than 35 years of experience leading and managing collaborative organization transformation efforts. His work in the automotive, energy, healthcare, chemical/process industry, public and non-profit sectors have provided a wealth of expertise that he has applied to Lean Construction implementations over the last 20 years. Vic is an approved LCI trainer and a member of the Northern California LCI Community of Practice Core Team.
Earn AGC-CM Lean Continuation Education Credits
AGC recognizes this webinar as quality Lean Construction content and it qualifies for 1.5 hours of AGC CE credit. All attendees can forward the receipt of the webinar to AGC and have the webinar count towards renewing their CM-Lean certificate.