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“I had a programming background and needed to see the bigger picture in the health care organization where I was working. Shelley's teaching was very good, she was approachable, and had a wealth of stories that I could benefit from.

I got really pumped up from the class. I realized that I needed to get more information up front to build improved processes. I had a new way of identifying roadblocks in processes and had methods to redesign processes to make them more effective. I saw that I had to take responsibility for influencing improvements vs. depending on others. In just three days after I got back to the office, I identified why an installation project had been floundering for several months, took action, and moved the project along!”

Debby Bearden,
Information Technology
St. John Health System

 

How Does Your Shared Service Center Work? An Interview with a Shared Services Director

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What was the original purpose for establishing a Shared Services group?

The Head of HR for the organization was a strong proponent of Shared Services and there was also a company wide focus on operational efficiency and safety. When we began we focused on two HR processes that we wanted to centralize and standardize and […]

When Should Organizational Change Management Start Part 2

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Now let’s take these frameworks and relate them to the stages of a BPI effort. (Part 1 of this blog looked at the change journey from a personal standpoint.)

A BPI project begins with working with the Executive Sponsor, Process Owner, Project Lead, and BPM Facilitator to develop a charter that will […]

When Should Organizational Change Management Start? Part 1

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So often I see organizational change management as a part of the implementation plan for putting the recommendations and new design of a Business Process Improvement project (BPI) into operation in a company. It should be there, but it needs to start sooo much earlier. In fact it needs to start with the first phase […]