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12.16.2021 - BLOG - 4 Keys to Making Your Virtual Study Halls a Success

MoreSteam President Peg Pennington recently chatted with two experienced virtual study hall leaders, Chris Spranger of Spranger Business Solutions and Strategic Quality Solutions’ Maria Fry. The three agree that there might be nothing more valuable to students than coaches connecting one-on-one. Read the article to learn how to lead impactful study halls customized to fit varied attendee needs.

11.18.2021 - HOW I FIXED THIS - IISE-MoreSteam Blended Learning Partnership

"The biggest thing we hear is that candidates need to hit the ground running," said James Swisher, Director of Continuing Education and Program Development for the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE). Learn how a new partnership with MoreSteam is helping IISE to reenvision how it can better serve its 14,000+ membership with a variety of channels for professional development.

10.22.2021 - BETTER WAYS TO WORK - New Perspectives on the Seven Basic Tools of Quality

Much has changed in the 70 years that Kaoru Ishikawa was quoted as saying, “As much as 95% of quality related problems in the factory can be solved with seven fundamental quantitative tools.” It’s worth examining whether Ishikawa’s belief has held true in modern application. Are these the right tools? Is anything missing? And if so, what is a good model going forward?

10.20.2021 - BLOG - A Holistic Approach to Six Sigma Certification

One powerful tool to sustain your continuous improvement culture and to maintain alignment with organizational priorities can be found in your recertification requirements – but this is a delicate dance. Leading companies find it best to balance project-specific recertification requirements with active involvement in the organization’s coaching, mentoring, and problem-solving initiatives.

9.28.2021 - ON-DEMAND - 2021 Best Practices for Operational Excellence

The "new normal" is ours to define. Is your organization designing it or adapting in it? Join us for our 19th annual Best Practices for Operational Excellence Conference. The 2021 agenda is structured as a flexible series of four sessions to fit your busy schedule. As always, the focus is on practical knowledge you can take back to improve your program, your workplace, and your organization. No registration fees. No travel required. No all-day sessions.

9.15.2021 - BLOG - Finding a Cure for “One-and-Done Syndrome”

One of the hardest parts of developing a continuous improvement culture comes immediately after the celebratory toast with a project team: making sure the win just clinched is one of more to come, not just a "one-hit wonder." The objective of continuous improvement is a consistent and sustained culture of problem solving — a wall of platinum records produced over many years, not just a lone Top-10 single.