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Save Water with These 5 Landscape Planning Tips

The hot, dry summer season is rapidly approaching. In many parts of the world, including here in California, drought conditions are wreaking havoc on water supplies. Many jurisdictions are asking residents to voluntarily cut back on water usage. Mandatory rationing is possible. But wherever you live, landscape planning that uses native and drought-tolerant plants can conserve […]

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Survey Says: Most Execs Doodle Visuals by Hand

A recent survey of business owners, executives, and managers revealed some startling facts. Perhaps the most surprising is this: Nearly two-thirds of upper-management business people who took the survey say they use a pencil and paper to convey visuals in their business. We aren’t talking about doodles on a note pad for their own amusement […]

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Does Lean Work in Healthcare?

The term Lean is often followed by the term manufacturing, since that’s where the idea first took root. So it’s natural that many people—maybe most people—outside of manufacturing aren’t aware of Lean methods. If you aren’t familiar with Lean, it is what I like to call an organizational lifestyle change. Just as a commitment to […]

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