Category Archives: Big Words

Obeya Table

Obeya means WAR! Is it more easy to understand what I mean with “obeya table”?

I have to be honest because I’m influenced by the concept “obeya room” that refers that all individuals involved in managerial planning meet in a “great room” to speed communication and decision-making. This is intended to reduce “departmental thinking” and improve on methods like email and social networking. The Obeya can be understood as a team spirit improvement tool at an administrative level. Being said this, let us transport this concept to the “obeya table”. 😀

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One of the advantages of being n the middle of the information systems is to be able to closely deal with top management and participate in the company’s day-to-day life at many different levels. I have the sheer luck of having obtained their confidence and receive frequently challenges that keep ranging and testing my ability to improvise and create solutions, not only immediate solutions but also permanent ones.

This important place, that was already nicknamed “obeya table” by me, has seen many challenges that end up being overcome, despite the difficulties, a strong team of people that only need to know the problem to create the solutions, and not to create even more problems.

This is the most important thing for me: understanding the problem in order to create a solution.

To all the colleagues that allow me to sit on this table, to the colleagues, that work with me towards and end, I only want to say this:

“We traveled only 50% of the way so “lets get to work!”.

Appendix Vs Annex

Choose your weapons (as in words) carefully, because it can make a difference:

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And I’m not playing around, be careful!

And I must not forget this!

Benchmarking

“Benchmarking is the process of comparing one’s business processes and performance metrics to industry bests or best practices from other companies. Dimensions typically measured are quality, time and cost. In the process of best practice benchmarking, management identifies the best firms in their industry, or in another industry where similar processes exist, and compares the results and processes of those studied (the “targets”) to one’s own results and processes. In this way, they learn how well the targets perform and, more importantly, the business processes that explain why these firms are successful.” – Wikipedia