Posts by Carrie Baake

Make a Difference in Your Organization! Just a Few Weeks Left to Sign Up for this Free Event!

    “Make A Difference in Your Organization!” Invista Performance Solutions Invites You to Our Fall Event on November 15th, 2017  from 8am-1pm   For half a day, join some of the strongest minds in Process Improvement, Supervisory Development and Customer Experience as we take you through a facilitated Organizational Development program designed to put…

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ATD South Sound Special Interest Group is back!

Hi Everyone! You are invited to the kick-off session of the ATD South Sound Special Interest Group on September 20th from 5:30pm-7:00pm! This session kicks off a year of incredible learning programs. Join us for this welcoming meeting where we will share the status of current initiatives and look forward to a fantastic year of…

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4 Great Reads for Personal and Professional Development

Self-help (or personal development) books are often polarizing reads — they either garner a loyal following or a mob of critics. Depending on where you are in your personal or professional journey, many of these books can have a powerful impact or they may not even strike a chord. One thing’s for certain: the process of…

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Experience Lean through LIVE Simulation!

Principles of Lean Manufacturing with Live Simulation (Lean 101) is a one-day seminar that introduces Lean Manufacturing. The classroom discussion and live simulation sessions will demonstrate the Lean concepts learned in the lectures. While appropriate for everyone who would like an introduction to the Principles of Lean Manufacturing, the simulation portion of the training will…

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Offset Your Training Costs– Funds Available

Invista Performance Solutions (IPS) is a local collaboration of community and technical colleges in Pierce County whose mission is to provide customized training and development programs to serve the needs of WA State employers. Our vision is to be a valued asset to organizations in our community, empowering their workforce to achieve its potential. One…

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Lean Really Works in the Office Environment: One Conference’s Impact…

2017 Annual Washington State Government Lean Transformation Conference  Last Year I attended the Annual Washington State Government Lean Transformation Conference and it changed the way that I thought about processes and procedures within my organization. I realized after attending this conference that administration procedures and practices can absolutely improve if they are subjected to Lean…

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Identifying the Root of the Problem Isn’t Always Easy, or Is It?

In any organization, problems are as frequent and unwanted as solicitation phone calls and junk email. Often employees avoid solutions that merely address the symptoms of a much larger problem. Organizations often respond to problems with short-term solutions. However, constantly relying on quick fixes requires staff to repeat the same tasks over and over again,…

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How LEAN is your Thinking?!

What keeps you up late at night? Is it the dishes you didn’t wash? The game you missed on T.V.? Well, if you are anything like me, the things that keep me up late at night have nothing to do with my personal life; they are all work related! Countless times, I have stressed about…

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