Optimize For Outcomes - The Podcast

By Brian J Keith

Do you need help scaling your business? What about hiring and managing employees?Are you implementing technology to streamline your business? Do you have problems you're trying to solve? If you answered yes to any of the above, you can benefit from learning to Optimize For Outcomes. With a base in systems thinking, process improvement and a 20 year technical consulting corporate career, I'm sharing the most important knowledge for growing and managing a business successfully. Applying systems thinking to your business will help it get more effective, efficient, and productive. I cover the mental models and methodologies that will help your business make more while spending less while saving time. https://www.optimizeforoutcomes.com/systems-thinking-blog/ has written versions of all full-length podcasts. Visit https://www.optimizeforoutcomes.com/services/ to understand how we can help you with your business.

  1. 1.
    How to Interview Potential Employees or Contractors – A Systems Thinking Approach
    35:30
  2. 2.
    How to Hire Employees and Others into Your Business
    18:19
  3. 3.
    Hiring and Managing People in your Business
    15:28
  4. 4.
    How to use Change Management for Better Business Optimization
    15:27
  5. 5.
    How to Automate Business Processes
    15:47
  6. 6.
    How to Improve Business Processes - a Mental Model
    14:54
  7. 7.
    Using a SIPOC to Improve Your Business
    18:53
  8. 8.
    Short - Use a Swimlane Diagram to Improve Employee Management
    0:39
  1. 9.
    Short - Swimlane Diagrams Help You Scale Your Business
    0:52
  2. 10.
    Short - Four Applications for Drawing Swimlane Diagrams
    0:57
  3. 11.
    Using a Swimlane Diagram to Improve Your Business
    21:18
  4. 12.
    Short - Use Root Cause Analysis to Better Manage People
    0:25
  5. 13.
    Short - Root Cause Analysis and 5 whys can help you scale your business
    0:32
  6. 14.
    Short - Technology to help with Root Cause Analysis in your Business
    0:41
  7. 15.
    Root Cause Analysis and the Five Whys
    19:42
  8. 16.
    Short - Effectiveness vs Efficiency - Hiring Employees Example
    0:43
  9. 17.
    Short - Fix Your Effectiveness and Efficiency Before Trying to Scale
    0:50
  10. 18.
    Short - Tech for Understanding Effectiveness
    0:48
  11. 19.
    Effectiveness vs Efficiency - Know the Difference
    20:15
  12. 20.
    Short - Using Time Studies At Any Stage in Business
    0:16
  13. 21.
    Improve Hiring in Your Business Using a Time Study
    14:47
  14. 22.
    Short - Using a Time Study to Hire the Right People
    0:17
  15. 23.
    Short - Using Excel or Google Sheets to do a Time Study
    0:27
  16. 24.
    Short - How a Time Study Helps You Scale
    0:27
  17. 25.
    What is a Time Study and How Can it Help Your Business?
    15:52
  18. 26.
    Short - Hot to Get Started with Continuous Improvement
    0:46
  19. 27.
    Short - Using the 5 Whys to Continuously Improve
    0:52
  20. 28.
    Short - Using Continuous Improvement to Improve Your Hiring
    0:41
  21. 29.
    Short - Technology That Can Help You Continuously Improve Your Business
    0:58
  22. 30.
    Short - How Does Continuous Improvement Help you Scale your Business?
    1:00
  23. 31.
    What is Continuous Improvement and How Can You Use it in Your Business?
    24:46
  24. 32.
    Short - Break a System Down to its Parts and Align the System
    0:51
  25. 33.
    Short - Align Desired System Outcomes to Your Desired Ultimate Outcomes
    0:47
  26. 34.
    Aligning Key Attributes to System Outcomes
    14:48
  27. 35.
    Short - Identify Gaps and Conflicts in Your Systems
    0:18
  28. 36.
    Short - Break your Business into Systems for Better Alignment
    0:27
  29. 37.
    Short - Define your desired Ultimate Outcomes
    0:21
  30. 38.
    System Alignment in Your Business
    11:18
  31. 39.
    Short - Improve Anything in your Business with Systems Thinking
    0:36
  32. 40.
    Short - Develop new products with Systems Thinking
    0:29
  33. 41.
    Increase Profits in Your Business Using Systems Thinking
    14:43
  34. 42.
    Short - Increase Profits with Systems Thinking
    0:38
  35. 43.
    Short - Scale Your Business With Systems Thinking
    0:54
  36. 44.
    Short - When to Use Systems Thinking - to Solve Problems
    0:33
  37. 45.
    When to Use Systems Thinking in Business
    14:38
  38. 46.
    Short - Problem Solve in Your Business with Systems Thinking
    0:47
  39. 47.
    Short - Systems Thinking Applies to Your Business
    0:22
  40. 48.
    The Four Systems Every Business Must Have
    11:10
  41. 49.
    A Framework for Applying Systems Thinking to your Business
    19:43

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