"If we have improvement opportunities, I want to know about them."
- Operations GM, global logistics supplier
This service consists of a 3-day process focused on pinpointing opportunities for improvement by applying humaneering-based work design within your operation.
Day 1 is a full day of briefings to inform interested executives, managers and improvement pros about humaneering's potential for operations improvement (identical to our Briefing Initiative).
Day 2 entails a day-long walk-through tour and performance review of your operations. The emphasis will be on identifying (1) current people-related problems, (2) obvious potential for humaneering-based performance and productivity improvement, and (3) needs to reduce or simplify day-to-day managing.
Day 3 involves our facilitation of a small group (≤10) of operations managers and improvement pros in a structured process of assessing and value-ranking the identified opportunities for humaneering-based improvement.
This service includes 3 months of unlimited email and phone Continuing Assistance.
One of our Humaneering Institute IP-licensed professionals will lead all three days of your Discovery Initiative. This person will have substantial expertise with humaneering's application, plus broad overall experience improving people-dependent operations.
To ensure an effective Discovery Initiative, the following client support is very helpful:
Yes, yet only conceptually. The goal of the Discovery Initiative is to first inform your executives, managers, and improvement pros about humaneering and then collaborate with a smaller group of them to identify, assess, and value-rank high-potential humaneering applications. The second phase of this process (Days 2 and 3) involves conceptual application of humaneering's main effects, yet does not include hands-on application.
If you are interested in experiencing the hands-on application of humaneering, please consider the Demonstration Initiative for a partial application or the Project Initiative for a turnkey application.
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 Discovery 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.