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May 2012 Blog Posts (3)

Quality Sample Equals a Hypothesis Test

Every Quality sample (5 or 10 per hour) pulled from the process for inspection represents a hypothesis Test.

The null hypothesis is “business as usual – nothing out of the ordinary is happening”.  Therefore, the Quality has not changed in the process so the process is in control.  In hypothesis testing, the null hypothesis is assumed to be true unless we have overwhelming evidence to the contrary.  The null hypothesis gets the benefit of the doubt.

The alternative hypothesis is…


Added by John David Hayes on May 17, 2012 at 2:03pm — No Comments

Checklist for your Lean Healthcare Journey

Some key points from Loyola Medicine's Lean Journey


□      focused the transformation on a change in thinking and a change in behaviors

□      they were opportunistic in starting the change, following workforce reduction and financial pressures

□      HR systems on the roadmap included comp/benefits, engagement survey, management standards, policies, selection, and recognition

□      focused a lot on Recruitment Process, which included an assessment. How…


Added by Hank Czarnecki on May 11, 2012 at 10:27am — No Comments

Managerial Work and the Importance of Managers: Part 8: The Role of Motivation

In my last post I discussed how personality, particularly negative personality facets, can influence the cognitive ability to performance relationship. In essence, negative personality can diminish the effects of cognitive ability on performance. I now want to turn our attention to a second factor that influences the cognitive ability to performance relationship: motivation.

When I speak of motivation, I am speaking of the commitment of the manager to perform managerial duties. In…


Added by Brian Flynn on May 11, 2012 at 8:56am — No Comments

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