There is much discussion these days comparing millennials to baby boomers to generation X, Y and Z. Yes, these different cohorts grew up in different times which means some of them may share different attitudes and thinking BUT we are all people. There are things that drive people. Some of them are known and scientifically measurable, such as intelligence, the tendency to biases and personality. This webinar discusses what businesses can do for all their employees to create an environment in which their people’s performance soars.
The approaches we will discuss in the webinar are designed to create a context where people are willing to make the enormous shifts in thinking required by Theory of Constraints’ counter-intuitive directives and proscriptions. That willingness depends on trust. Where do we get that level of trust?
Where indeed, especially given the current reality in which people work? We hear about corporate lay-offs, ‘right sizing,’ and terminations in the news every day. But worse are command-and-control, stopwatch driven, put up and shut up, demeaning, objectifying and non-inclusive management styles. Appropriately, individual workers are subordinate to the company’s priorities. So, why should they ever trust their employer? That’s a question we will tackle.
A hint of the direction of the solution is that every person can be 100% responsible for him or herself and to others. That suggests we cannot be responsible for others, only for ourselves. In other words, employees will decide if they want in. The only question is what can management do to create a context in which employees decide they are willing to change – that they trust enough to try it?
Henry Fitzhugh Camp
Henry is an entrepreneur who started a private equity fund specifically to earn extraordinary returns using TOC. His goal is to end cyclical recessions and depressions worldwide.
Eli Schragenheim is a well known international management educator and consultant active in various fields of management like corporate strategy, supply chain, project management, shop-floor control, IT and HR. He worked with huge variety of organizations all over the world, including public-sector organizations, industrial, high-tech and start-ups.
Since he has joined Dr. Eliyahu M. Goldratt, the famous creator of the Theory of Constraints (TOC) in 1985, Eli Schragenheim has taught, spoke at conferences and consulted all over the globe, including the US, Canada, Britain, Russia, Brazil, Colombia, Israel, Germany, Italy, Belgium, South Africa, Australia, India, China and Japan.
Eli Schragenheim is also known for his own software simulators and management games designed to experience the thinking and potential of the Theory of Constraints (TOC) in complex environments.
Eli Schragenheim was a partner in the A.Y. Goldratt Institute, after that he was a director in The Goldratt Schools. Now he is managing his international activity as the president of Elyakim Management Systems (1992) Ltd., a company registered in Israel. He is also a board member of TOCICO – the TOC International Certificate Organization, a non-profit organization that was created by Dr. Goldratt to spread the TOC knowledge in the world and unite the TOC experts to make TOC the main way to manage organizations.
He is the author of several books on various aspects of management. His first book Management Dilemmas (1998) showed a variety of problematic situations in management and the rigorous analysis leading to the right solution. Next he collaborated with William H. Dettmer in writing Manufacturing at Warp Speed. In this book the new concept of Simplified-DBR, now a key concept in production planning according to TOC, was introduced. He also collaborated with Carol A. Ptak on ERP, Tools, Techniques, and Applications for Integrating the Supply Chain, and with Dr. Goldratt and Carol Ptak on Necessary But Not Sufficient. In 2009 his book Supply Chain Management at Warp Speed, with William H. Dettmer and Wayne Patterson was published. The new book contains much of the new developments of TOC in operations in the last 10 years. He also contributed two chapters for the Theory of Constraints Handbook, edited by Cox and Schleier published in 2010 by McGraw-Hill.
Mr. Schragenheim holds an MBA from Tel-Aviv University and B.Sc in Mathematics and Physics from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.