Redefining information flow and the way organizations meet.

Redefining information flow and the way organizations meet.

By Steve Gran If you stop to think about how technology impacts the way we work in organizations it is astounding. You will also surely notice that sometimes the technology becomes the focus instead of the basic principles of work. Thinking about and calibrating your...

Four Reasons You Need Better Meetings Now.

Four Reasons You Need Better Meetings Now.

By Steve Gran 1.Meetings are today’s new production floor. The meeting is the production floor, operating room, sports field, performance stage for the modern worker. Statistics show 50 - 60% of time spent in meetings is waste. Would you accept that level of...

Meeting Minutes – Are they obsolete?

Meeting Minutes – Are they obsolete?

  By Brian Cain In today’s business environment waiting on meeting minutes (or summary notes) for more than 1 hour after the meeting is too long.  My experience has shown that many times the meeting minutes are produced long after the meeting and as a result the...

New founX® White Paper – Free Download

New founX® White Paper – Free Download

Executives and managers commonly cite the inability to execute as a top organizational challenge. This is surprising considering the number of books and classes that espouse to teach how to execute, as well as the number of software solutions that promise better...

founX® Managing Partner Wins Shingo Prize

founX® Managing Partner Wins Shingo Prize

The book, PEOPLE: A leader's day-to-day guide to building, managing and sustaining lean organizations, which was co-authored by founX® managing partner, Steve Gran, has won the prestigious Shingo Prize. The Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence is named after...

Steve Gran Featured in O.D. News and Views

Steve Gran Featured in O.D. News and Views

The Capital City Organization Development Network (CCODN) has featured Steve Gran, managing partner of founX®, in their June 2013 online newsletter, O.D. News and Views. Based in Columbus, Ohio, CCODN's mission is to advance and apply organization development...

The 4-Question Meeting – CNN

The 4-Question Meeting – CNN

CNN.com has a very poignant article titled "The 4-Question Meeting: You Can't Be Brilliant Alone," written by Robert Half of CareerBuilder.com. It lists the types of people who disrupt and prolong meetings in your organization The meek moderator The meeting addict The...

Meeting Killers – Wall Street Journal

Meeting Killers – Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal has a very insightful article about having meetings in a company and the different types of people who can often hijack or sidetrack the meetings, creating poor morale and inefficiency. The article is called "Meet the Meeting Killers," and it...