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November 3: Thinking In Community While Framing Your Project: Beyond Playing Nice

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The purpose of this presentation is two fold – to bring light to two highly interdependent bottlenecks commonly found in organizations. The first bottleneck could be described as the human condition. Given how each of us interprets our own reality, it is surprising we can work together at all, let alone Think In Community. The second bottleneck is how a company, invests capital and human resources to satisfy the needs of the customer. Can a candidate project be framed to simultaneously bring higher customer value while reducing the conditions driving the first bottleneck—ultimately setting up for Thinking In Community?

We will explore selected excerpts and key elements from an integrated set of disciplines proven to successfully solve a broad range of management issues, and create a dramatically competitive advantage for any company. The exploration will end with a group activity demonstrating Thinking In Community.

Steve Dightman is a principle at RegularGuys Consulting which provides multi-faceted consulting and coaching aimed at improving business performance. 

Steve has a diverse background which includes many years with The Boeing Co. where he supported manufacturing operations, engineering, facilities, and business process improvement. He managed the Commercial Airplane Co., Education and Training group, supporting real time embedded computer avionics and simulation, engineering applications, operating systems, software engineering development, supply chain software applications and manufacturing equipment maintenance.  

Dave Nave is a Management Engineer. As a scholar-practitioner he specializes in combining application and theory for a new way to manage, as well as integrating improvement methodologies and business practices. His greatest joy is helping people discover new opportunities in themselves and the processes where they work. As an mentor, advisor, and coach he strives to help teams, groups, and individuals think in new ways, and apply the new thinking to improve performance.

Dave holds a MBA in Management Systems (Deming Scholars Program) from Fordham University and a BS in Manufacturing Engineering Technology.