I liked the recent Catalysis blog post on “How to Create an Area Scorecard,” but I’d like to use this blog post to build upon the helpful thoughts that were shared there. The previous blog post focused on the important question of “what should we measure?” The recent book Measure What Matters by John Doerr […]
Author Archives: Mark Graban
About Mark GrabanMark Graban is author of the Shingo-Award winning book “Lean Hospitals: Improving Quality, Patient Safety, and Employee Engagement.” Mark is also co-author, with Joe Swartz, of Healthcare Kaizen: Engaging Front-Line Staff in Sustainable Continuous Improvements (also a Shingo recipient) and The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. His latest book is titled Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More. He serves as a consultant to healthcare organizations and is also a senior advisor to the technology company KaiNexus. Mark has a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an M.B.A. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Leaders for Global Operations Program. Mark and his wife live in Texas.
Why don’t people adopt best practices? I get asked this question a lot. What are some of the possible answers? Sometimes, it’s as simple as people not being aware of the better way. You can’t blame people for not adopting something they haven’t been taught. Other times, people just get really anchored in the […]