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Flavor of the Month: Why your company initiatives keep failing, and how to start getting traction in your business.

Flavor of the Month


Why your company initiatives keep failing, and how to start getting traction in your business.


Do you ever feel that management unveils the new latest and greatest program every 2-3 years and the company never makes any progress. Whether you’re in an enterprise or a smaller organization, this workshop will provide valuable insights into why company initiatives fail and practical advice on how to ensure their success. We will dig into evidence based tactics that are based on years of applied research in a variety of businesses and industries.


You will learn what drives change that will stick and practical techniques on how to supercharge your efforts. Topics covered will include:




  • Buzz word phenomenon




  • The real reason that your efforts are failing




  • Practical techniques to get leaders focused on issues




  • How to achieve buy-in in the organization




  • How to get your leaders connected to your efforts




  • How create a culture of continuous improvement




  • Project management gone wrong 




  • How to achieve ROI on your efforts




Speaker Bios


John Olson, Ph.D. // Partner, Grow & CO // Founder Olson Institute Consulting // Professor University of St Thomas// Over 25 years consulting and research on continuous improvement and supply chain


Joe Mayer // Principal Olsen Thielen CPA // More than 30 years experience working with enterprises on tax and valuation.


Phil Hines // President H&E Enterprise // Former Director of Engineering Faribault Foods // 30+ years improving plant and facility operations


Bryce Menk // VP Operations Creative Apparel // Former Director of Operations Sensata // 30+ driving bottom line results through operations and lean