Our Process

At Olson Institute, our innovative process will build a roadmap to transform your organization. Each stage is designed to progressively create energy and refine direction to ensure that your organization becomes more productive and profitable. Take a look through these simple stages to learn how we work with analytics, operations and your team to create sustainable change.

Discover

Olson Institute’s team works closely with key stakeholders to discover opportunities to transform your organization. Our experienced team will help create a roadmap that will lead to a long-term sustainable initiative.

Data

Too much data, not enough action. Lack of data is not the problem facing organizations today. We believe analytics is converting data into actionable insights. Our team will help unlock the “essential analytics” of your organization, so that you can finally understand what metrics drive your business performance.

Operations

Customer value is derived from effective and efficient operations. The intensity of day-to-day work often leads to processes that over time become inefficient and costly. Olson Institute will closely examine the operations and supply chain of your organization and identify specific barriers in your operations that are holding your company from optimal results.

Team

The backbone behind any organizational change is the management and operational teams. Our team will work with the management team to create a unified vision for 21st lean. Our proprietary processes will learn where talent gaps exist and how to address them.

Prepare

Is your organization ready to embark? Creating a firm foundation to launch from is a vital component of any successful change. Olson Institute works alongside your team to prepare the organization, and ensure your entire organization has the tools to make sustainable change. Constructing a successful strategy requires key inputs from the critical stakeholders in the organization. We will jointly build a strategy and execution plan to transform your organization.

Data

Generating actionable insights from your data requires an understanding of what drives business performance. Olson Institute will help develop analytical and financial models you can use to measure success. These models will allow operational teams to hyper-target their efforts on critical issues holding the company back.

Operations

The foundation of any transformation is effective business operations. Your people and processes need to be aligned in order to achieve success. We will work with your team to create an operational architecture that allows your company to deliver value to your customers. Management and operational teams will be put in position to utilize the right tools to enhance their productivity.

Team

Meaningful business transformation happens when employees are invested in a shared vision and have the knowledge, tools, and support they need to succeed. At Olson Institute our team will work with yours to teach and mentor effective business systems. In addition, we will train your employees on the latest techniques to put your organization in the best possible position for success.

Initiate

Olson Institute works closely with your organization to launch your initiative. We will help create a picture for success as we coach your team through the transformation process. Organizational learning comes from action. Olson Institute believes that teams must be put to work to quickly learn how to become effective. Management builds confidence and trust from execution of targeted improvement efforts that produce the intended results.

Data

Olson Institute will help your organization construct intuitive dashboards of your “essential analytics.” The visualizations will quickly allow your management team to assess the effectiveness of your efforts and where to expend energy. Converting data into visualizations empowers your employees to make better and more informed decisions.

Operations

When initiating projects that lead to improved performance. Olson Institute works with your leaders to help scope starting-point initiatives to put teams in the best place to succeed. The operations flow will immediately begin to improve, and results will begin to emerge. Together we will begin the process of making your systems run more effectively. A variety of tools from Lean, Six Sigma and analytical models will assist the process.

Team

One on One coaching and mentoring puts your teams in position to succeed. Our experienced team will provide the attention to detail to help your employees understand the nuances in the process. These nuances spell the difference between success and failure, and Olson Institute’s experienced team will guide your organization through these challenging problems.

Accelerate

Success breeds success! Momentum comes from accelerating initial gains. Olson Institute will assist you in building a sustainable culture that uses data analytics to drive operational and organizational success. True acceleration happens when the culture of the organization initiates and solves critical problems natively without the need for a forceful hand from management.

Data

Acceleration occurs when aspects of the process begin to meld into an integrated system of data and information analytics producing actionable insights. Data, Team and Operations become focused on customer value and optimal efficiency. Data move from the realm of basic information to a platform that allows transformation. Once systems are developed, data can be converted into actionable insights quickly and easily. Your organization will clearly understand how decisions impact your strategy and ability to compete.

Operations

Achieving success in smaller scoped projects builds the foundation for teams to accelerate gains in operations. As the process accelerates, teams will be asked to engage in more complex projects directly tied to financial and operational success. Employees will take ownership of the process, and gains will start to occur organically.

Team

The true measure of success is when the culture of the organization drives the process. Advanced decision making and focus on achieving impactful results becomes the core of the process.

Teams will start to utilize the newest techniques in the industry and simultaneously become more effective in project management. The ability to execute using the best-in-class process will allow your organization to rapidly achieve results.