GARY KAPANOWSKI: Four efficient steps toward a positive culture

Implementing culture change anywhere is a difficult and time-consuming task.  At organizations, this process is most difficult due to the nature of the change is at a work environment where individual goals are not the same as the organization’s goals.  This doesn’t have to be the case though. This article from the University of Michigan’s […]

GARY KAPANOWSKI: The pen is still mightier than the sword

This is a great article noting several studies showing the handwritten notetakers performed better than computer note takers.  Until I see more statistical data, I think there are more reasons than the simple notation of paper versus computer notes.  One is the level of mastery of paper and computer note taking.  Each study did not […]

GARY KAPANOWSKI: Our Broken Economy, in One Simple Chart

This is a nice chart describing the yearly improvements of different income classes in America.  This study needs to be expanded for more understanding of the data and cures to fix the issue. Article Link:  https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/08/07/opinion/leonhardt-income-inequality.html Gary Kapanowski – Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt – Excelsior The following blog is the opinion of Gary Kapanowski […]

GARY KAPANOWSKI: Timing is everything, especially when the 2008 financial crisis occurred

This is to document that Ford Motor Company was in worse condition than both General Motors and Chrysler in 2006 and needed a revised mortgage of $23.6 billion to allow its restructuring to implement change.  This allowed for Ford to operate through the 2008 financial crisis without the immediate worry of bankruptcy facing the other […]

GARY KAPANOWSKI: Ways to jump-start your career

After establishing the LTU Women’s forum to assist career professional women with finding work in a new field, I realized that it is very difficult for many working professionals to understand how the job seeker can obtain the right visibility and focus to find the opportunity they are seeking.  This article will list several of […]

GARY KAPANOWSKI: Productivity when working remotely

There are many ways to work and where to work.  The issue is how to be productive.  With many people working outside of a traditional office, new standards are needed to create a lean work environment. When possible, establish a dedicated work location. This will allow for your focus on work tasks only.  This will […]

GARY KAPANOWSKI: Voting process the problem using six sigma

The results from Michigan election officials were alarming from the 2016 Presidential election.  Updating voting equipment, institute early voting options for constituents, and implement post-election audits will improve the process and eliminate errors as used in most states. The errors are alarming but not sizeable enough to affect the voting outcome.  This does represent a […]

GARY KAPANOWSKI: Michigan Recount Voting Outrage

After reviewing the voting issue in Michigan, the real outrage is that this issue has been occurring for some time without any transparency and no one fixing the process.  There is no one being held accountable for the process.  There is no audit process being performed for accountability or improvement.  There is no sense of […]

GARY KAPANOWSKI: Voting process is the problem

The results from Michigan election officials were alarming from the 2016 Presidential election.  Updating voting equipment, institute early voting options for constituents, and implement post-election audits will improve the process and eliminate errors as used in most states. The errors are alarming but not sizeable enough to affect the voting outcome.  This does represent a […]

GARY KAPANOWSKI: The Future of Zero Emission Cars

The 2017 Detroit Auto show started with an industry makeover, moving toward zero emission vehicles.  With the goal of efficiency, the new wave of vehicles will also offer improved air quality, more domestic energy consumption with natural gas, and improved technology to be used in other products.  This trend will only benefit the customer.  It […]