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Author: Minnie Carlson

Scanlon Principles

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Joe Scanlon and Dr. Carl Frost developed time-tested practices and principles that transform organization’s culture for the highest engagement of employees in learning and effectiveness. These principles create better business practices, providing whole organization, executive learning and networking opportunities. “I see the Scanlon Principles as allowing us to unleash the tremendous energy within the company […]

Leadership Network

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As a member of the Scanlon Leadership Network, you will be where the best ideas come together. You will tap into our wealth of experience as you network with organizations that pioneered gainsharing, employee involvement, business leadership and open-book management practices. You will be on the leading edge as you participate in our network’s Best […]

Landscape Forms Recognized as one of the Top 15 Small Workplaces for 2008 by the Wall Street Journal and Winning Workplaces

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The Wall Street Journal has announced that Scanlon Leadership Network Member Landscape Forms is one of the Top 15 Small Workplaces for 2008, the second annual list of the best small workplaces in the U.S. The Top Small Workplaces list, compiled in partnership with Winning Workplaces, a nonprofit whose mission is to help small and […]

Scanlon Leadership Network Best Practices

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Each year the Scanlon Leadership Network collects, evaluates, documents and prints a book of our members’ Best Practices. The yearly book contains examples of the Best Practice and the phone, fax and email number of a contact person familiar with the practice. Members may download copies of the Best Practices Books from the member only […]

Two Scanlon Consultants to Speak on Innovation at Midwest’s first Entrepreneur Conference

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The Ideas Enterprise (TiE) Detroit is hosting the first ever TiECon Midwest 2008, a two-day conference on Friday, November 21st and Saturday, November 22nd at the Westin Southfield. TiE, formed in Silicon Valley, is the world’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to entrepreneurship, boasting 52 chapters in 11 countries. Paul Davis, Scanlon Steward and Consultant, and […]

Scanlon Executives will Dive Deep into ‘Compression’ at Executive Retreat

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The business world is just starting to get a feel for how important the issue of sustainability has become. On December 15-16, 2008, Scanlon executives will get a rare chance to examine in-depth the challenges of sustainability and more by studying ‘Compression’ at the Scanlon Leadership Network Executive Leadership Retreat, which will be held in […]

The Business of Innovation and Scanlon Studied at IIT

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On September 8 – 10, 2008 Innovation thought leaders and businesses from around the world gathered at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Rice Campus in Wheaton Illinois. The Business Innovation Conference brought entrepreneurs, engineers, executives, academia and government together to share their methods, challenges, and lessons learned as they collectively raised the understanding of […]

The People Side of Lean in Las Vegas

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On September 15-17, I was given the honor of representing the Scanlon Network at their exhibit booth at the Lean Accounting Summit in Las Vegas. This 4th annual Summit focused on the “People” aspect of Lean. It was an excellent opportunity to discuss the values of Scanlon. I was impressed by the number of participants, […]

Building a Tacit Knowledge Capture and Leverage System to Support the Integration of the Scanlon Principles

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What if the tacit knowledge of every member of the team can be elicited, recorded and made transparently available to everyone? What would it mean for a business if the core knowledge of its people were accessible as a more and more coherent whole? One can only imagine the kinds of satisfaction, creativity, productivity and […]

How Can We Address our Current Crisis of Collective Will?

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The current economic and environmental crisis challenges us to initiate what will need to be the greatest explosion of creativity, innovation and cooperation in recorded history. As the actual status of the earth’s climate and biological situation have become more revealed, we are seeing the beginning of the same dynamic as the actual facts of […]