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Develop your Creativity

Creativity is typically used to refer to the act of producing new ideas, approaches or actions, while innovation is the process of both generating and applying such creative ideas in some specific context. In the context of an organization, therefore, the term innovation is often used to refer to the entire process by which an …

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Lean Service

Lean Service “Lean isn’t about manufacturing. It is about standardising work processes to make problems visible and developing your team members’ critical thinking ability so that they can solve those problems and improve work processes.”   If you are part of a service organization, how often have you heard someone say, “We can’t do lean …

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Lean Construction

  It is about managing and improving the construction process to profitably deliver what the customer needs” Finbarr Sheehy Founder, BusinessExcellence.ie The Lean Principles Create Value Eliminate waste Precisely specify value from the perspective of the ultimate customer Clearly identify the process that delivers what the customer values (the value stream) and eliminate all non …

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The Power of Measurement

Everyone has heard the phrase “What gets measured gets done”. In the world of Business Improvement, I would say “what gets measured gets better”. In my experience, most organization achieve at least 10% improvement by just starting to measure their performance. Some organizations avoid measuring their performance because they are afraid of what it will …

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The Application of Mind Mapping

A mind map is a diagram used to represent words, ideas, tasks or other items linked to and arranged radially around a central key word or idea. It is used to generate, visualize, structure and classify ideas, and as an aid in study, organization, problem solving, decision making, and writing. It is an image-centered diagram …

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Continuous Drug Manufacturing

Coming from the Semiconductor Industry and other related industries, it always seems obvious to me that at some stage the concept of Continuous Drug Manufacture could become a reality at some stage. It would appear that we are much closer than you would imagine. Also it is a fact that the Pharma industry in Ireland …

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Highlights of Kildare People of the Year Awards 2016

By Rose Barrett 20:47 Sunday 6th of November 2016 Friday last saw this year’s award winners honoured and lauded at a Gala Ball in Hotel Keadeen. Nine community heroes were presented with an individual award and certificate whilst Caragh’s supreme athlete Pa Monahan received a standalone award for his inspirational recovery and sporting achievements after …

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