Continuous Improvement in a "We" Organization
Speaker: Tim Higgins
Tuesday, February 20th, at Two Guys from Italy, Granada Hills.
Discuss the differences between a “Me” organization and a “We” organization and how that impacts performance and improvement. Identify the necessary prerequisite conditions for constantly and forever improving the system of production and service. During the session we will examine the inadequacies of the prevailing style of managing organizations, review the constraining trap of the thinking underlying the “Me” organization, and initiate seeing with new eyes to reveal possibilities invisible to those trapped in the prevailing thinking.
Employed 29 years with Rocketdyne, Tim has for the last 8 years worked as a NASA Safety and Mission Assurance specialist assigned to Rocketdyne.
Though Rocketdyne and then NASA provided him various assignments, Tim followed his bliss by messing with the frontal lobes of those trapped in the prevailing style of management. Certified to teach Six Thinking Hats, Lateral Thinking, and Problem Solving / Decision Making, he conducts training and consults Rocketdyne and NASA teams on cause investigation, analysis and intervention. He conducts discussions of The New Economics with both local participants and participants from the US, Canada, the UK and the Australia. He is a member of the In2InThinking Network Board of Directors.
He spends five days a week playing o jogo bonito and every day enjoying his soul mate Brazilian wife. He and his son occupy themselves by wandering galleries, museums, and historic buildings. They also cooperate with others in earnest attempts to play soccer in a manner that lives up to its moniker, the beautiful game.
Especially fascinated with books describing the downright weird behavior of both the atomic particles of the universe and the people in it, Tim has a Masters in English, and a rather substantial collection of Brazilian soccer jerseys.