Wednesday, 19 September 2012

E3 & MindGenius Partnership  

MindGenius Ltd and E3 Extreme Enterprise Efficiency are pleased to announce a strategic partnership between their two companies.



E3 is a worldwide business training and consulting firm founded in 2001. They are based in Florida, USA. E3 has helped companies in over 55 different industries worldwide to solve their most serious problems through management and employee training, coaching and empowering highly focused teams.


E3 specializes in adding fun and smiles to business improvement efforts, which can dramatically increase the engagement levels of employees. This technique is also known as Gamification. E3 incorporates Six Sigma, Lean and their own Enterprise-Wide Change-Management techniques to help transform ordinary organizations to the extraordinary. Their specialty is the high speed resolution of high profile, "Mission Impossible" million dollar-plus issues, without laying off employees.

The purpose of this partnership is to integrate the advantages of MindGenius software in E3's new Business Transformation War Games™ (aka: BT War Games) Change-Management methodology, which drives enterprise-wide efficiency, innovation and productivity improvements. E3 chose MindGenius software for its user-friendliness, unique ability to enhance group brainstorming events, flexibility, integrate graphics, hyperlinks, assessment scores and key project metrics into Mind Maps.

BT War Games integrates Gamification techniques in business improvement efforts to couple serious business improvement efforts with fun and smiles. This has been proven to help create paradigm shifts, expose taboo-talk rules and diplomatically expose deeply imbedded cultural inefficiencies. BT War Games drives organizational culture change aimed at addressing undisciplined MBAs (Management Behaviors and Attitudes), inefficient work habits and everything in-between.

E3 mapped out the entire required transformation journey for organizations using MindGenius Software. All of the required efforts to prepare, practice, plan and actually implement an entire organizational transformation has been mapped out and documented on mind map templates. After training in BT War Game Techniques, clients can use the templates to drive enterprise improvement for an entire business or one department or key business process at a time.

E3's Business Transformation War Games™ uses a unique deck of cards in many ways. These cards highlight the 54 organizational flaws that keep repeating themselves throughout history. David Patrishkoff, President of E3, discovered and categorized these 54 inefficiencies during his multi-year research.

These 54 flaws can be sorted into 5 major elements of Cascade effects, which are called Aces, Kings, Queens, Jacks and Jokers based on their destructive power within an organization (See illustration below). These 5 elements of Cascade Effects Analysis seeks to identify the work environment, cultural and management behaviors and attitudes, which contribute to business issues. When the rank, number and intensity level of the 54 inefficiencies in business and government reaches a certain critical mass, they create destructive Cascade Effects that can explain all major business and government failures and disasters, past present and future. E3 uses Cascade Effect Analysis to supplement advanced root cause analysis techniques like correlation and regression analysis.

Some examples of how E3 is using MindGenius software to create Mind Maps are shown below. This first illustration shows the top level 3-point BT War Games methodology, which is mapped out at several branch levels in the software.
 
The next illustration shows just some of the many branches on the E3 Mind Maps, which incorporates illustrations, assessment scores, action plans, scheduling and resource details and much more. The auto-formatting mode of the MindGenius software allows E3 to focus on the required details and planning of the work to be done and not worry about formatting issues, which could take up large amounts of time for complex projects.
David Patrishkoff, President, E3 Extreme Enterprise Efficiency said:
"E3 is very pleased to have partnered with MindGenius. The partnership allows us to expand our dedication to high quality and enlightening graphical displays, brainstorming techniques and the resolution of complicated problems with the use of science, information analysis, data analysis and user-friendly software. This effort helps us to draw fast and accurate conclusions for our clients and solve their most difficult problems with the least amount of effort. MindGenius truly helps us to work smarter and not harder."

E3’s most popular consulting and training services are based on Lean Manufacturing, Lean Office, Kaizen event facilitation, Lean Six Sigma and Design for Six Sigma and advanced innovation techniques. Visit the E3 website at www.eeefficiency.com to read more on their doing-it-right the first time consulting, training, problem solving and total company optimization services.

3 comments:

Brian James said...

I'm interested in hearing more about how MindGenius can be used for Lean.

Kelly Robertson said...

Thanks Brian, Dave will hopefully be putting together more content for us soon and this may be one area he will cover.

Dave Patrishkoff said...

Brian, I will be submitting another article showing how to integrate MindGenius with Lean Efforts. I have trained over a thousand professionals in Lean and MindGenius Mind Mapping is an exciting way to exhibit lean concepts, analyze lean opportunities and plan / program manage lean projects.

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