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The ultimate productivity boost

Dear Members and Constituents,

A recent visit to the BPMCOE (that's extended TLA for Business Process Management Center of Excellence) triggered an interesting idea: Donuts are the key to process improvement. I may be reaching a little, but hear me out.

  • Six Sigma: The lower case Greek letter "sigma" looks like a donut with a little finger reaching for it
  • Lean: Everybody knows that donuts contain less calories than, say, bagels... if instead of eating a bagel people would eat a donut, they would be a lot leaner
  • Kaizen: Started by Toyota, whose logo looks like, yes... nested donuts
  • Operations Science: Again, starts with the donut shape
  • Theory of Constraints: Looks for process bottlenecks. If people were energized by the consumption of donuts, their productivity would increase, preventing them from becoming the proverbial bottleneck.

Not convinced? Think of the energy a donut provides you. Now imagine that multiplied by all the company's employees... think of the productivity boost only one donut per-employee would give. So do your part and grab one a delicious LaMar's donut provided today courtesy of Jerri Abeyta.
As for the survey results from last week, it looks like chains took a hit yesterday with Carol Lee the clear winner among the 16 votes received


Happy Friday!

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