"While it's clear that humaneering adds new potential for productivity improvement,
it seems equally clear . . . if companies are to seize this potential . . . that humaneering will add a new competency requirement to the role of operations manager."
- APICS conference participant
This service consists of a 1-day series of on-site events — presentations, informal talks, small-group discussions, and one-on-one conversations — with one of our licensed humaneering professionals. You plan the day with your preferred mix of events, and retain the flexibility to make just-in-time changes to maximize learning, convenience and cost-effectiveness for your operations executives, managers, and improvement pros.
Expect a day of straight talk, with no hype and no sales pitch. Our professional will have prepared briefings that address humaneering from the strategy, operations and application perspectives (10, 20 and 40 min), each with a handout deck you can reproduce for participants. These prepared remarks are typically just the beginning to a dialogue that naturally follows the interests of the participants.
This service includes 3 months of unlimited email and phone Continuing Assistance.
One of our Humaneering Institute IP-licensed professionals will provide this service. This person will have substantial expertise with humaneering's application, plus broad overall experience improving people-dependent operations.
Because only a few people are now authorized by the nonprofit Humaneering Institute to discuss humaneering publically (without requiring a strict non-disclosure agreement), the availability of these individuals is limited and so scheduling well ahead is encouraged.
To ensure an effective Briefing Initiative, the following client support is very helpful:
No. The Briefing Initiative's objective is to inform your organization about humaneering and its operations-improvement potential, and this does not require our direct exposure to your operations. If you want our assessment of your improvement opportunities based on a review of your operations, please consider our Discovery Initiative.
DesignedWORK was selected by the nonprofit Humaneering Institute to be its exclusive provider of humaneering (beta) technology transfer and commercialization support to organizations. For this purpose we developed a program of application support services that minimize risk to encourage and enable organizations to learn about, experiment with, and capitalize on humaneering. For example, our service features include:
When you request our proposal for a Briefing Initiative, the professional who will provide this service will call you to discuss your situation, objectives, and preferences. This is an opportunity to get answers to your questions.
Alternatively, we invite you to send your questions at any time to our Client Services team, who will respond within 72 hours, 24/7/365.
DesignedWORK uses a 4-step process of email and phone contact to meet prospective clients, understand their situation and objectives, answer their questions, and incorporate their preferences into a proposal of our services. Select "Continue" for a brief review of this process and to request your proposal.