What is continuous improvement, and why is it essential for the laboratory animal field? Join David W. Brammer, DVM, DACLAM, as he contrasts continuous improvement management principles with several reactive crisis management styles.
Organize your animal care facility, prioritize tasks, reduce waste, control inventory, enhance processes, improve productivity, maximize space utilization, and leverage your employees’ full potential. Learn strategies for proactive and purposeful improvements that you can implement department-wide, area-wide, or per individual circumstance if wide acceptance is not feasible.
“It’s all about the math,” which requires counting everything to demonstrate improvements and direct initiatives. Dr. Brammer will review available tools to help focus efforts, including the Pareto chart, fishbone diagram, and Eisenhower Matrix. He will also touch on why focus is necessary for continuous improvement rather than the establishment of priorities.
Most significantly, the leadership traits needed to facilitate and lead a continuous improvement team or organization will be explored. Experience, hard work, and attitude are all critical, but how can one motivate others to be excellent?
Moderated by Cindy A. Buckmaster, PhD, CMAR, RLATG.