• Notes from Australia and New Zealand by Bob Hafey

    Twenty days away from home. Five cities and five two-day Lean Safety workshops. What fun I had. This trip provided another opportunity to stay engaged and change the world. Not the whole messy world, just a small part of it – how people think about workplace safety and lean leadership. By sharing my stories of continuous improvement ...
  • Asking the Right Questions Rather than Having the Right Answers by Robert Hafey

    Policing people and telling them what to do is a management style. These “organizational behaviors” were prevalent throughout most every business before continuous improvement philosophies like Lean emerged in the late 1990’s.  Lean challenged how people were managed and organizations responded by asking managers to manage differently. Lean is a trust building, never ending journey. A foundational belief of ...
  • Manufacturers On Show at 2019 Hall of Fame Awards

    Congratulations to all the winners at the Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards, announced on Tuesday 14 May 2019. We are thrilled that two of our valued Members received awards. Rochelle Avinu, Leica Biosystems was awarded the Woman Manufacturer of the Year award, for excellence in leadership and innovation in manufacturing industry. The Manufacturer of the Year (Large ...
  • Robert Hafey Lean Safety Workshops – Australia & New Zealand September 2019

    Lean Safety – Building a Continuous Improvement Safety Culture – Workshops Robert Hafey wants to change how the world views safety. In September 2019, Robert Hafey will be heading to our shores to host two-day workshops across Australia and New Zealand. Attendees will find through these workshops, a methodology they can use to engage their workforce. Full ...
  • How to maximise your value at a Best Practice Networking event

    So you have been nominated to attend one of our Best Practice Networking events? It is a great privilege to be able to walk the factory floor of another company and talk with your fellow practitioners. I guarantee that you will always find something new and different. Above all else, it is interesting to see ...
  • 6 Easy Tips to Expand Your Professional Network

    Its not what you know – it’s who you know! I received some profound business advice today, from a business professional who operates in a different field to me. I was on the wrong track because it was an area that I did not know enough about. He basically said, I am offering this advice  to ...
  • Congratulations David Stannard – 2019 Best Practice Networker Award

    Our heartfelt Congratulations goes to David Stannard, Site Manager at LyondellBasell, who was the recipient of the 2019 Best Practice Networker Award, presented at the National Summit held in Melbourne on Friday 22 February 2019. The award recognises David’s countless contributions to the manufacturing industry over many years, and for his tremendous efforts in networking and promoting excellence within ...
  • North America Study Tour 2019 – Registrations Now Open

    North America Study Tour 2019 – Registrations Now Open 25 October – 7 November 2019 “A well thought out and superbly organised program. A great way to learn and network with like- minded professionals.” George Stephen, Quality Manager, ANCA 2018  Each year Best Practice Network together with Gary Kerr at Leveraged Lean, host a group of 10 Australian and ...
  • Only Four Weeks To Go – 2019 National Summit: The Smart Future

    Only Four Weeks To Go – Best Practice Network National Summit The Smart Future People, Technology and Business Fri 22 Feb 2019 – ParkRoyal Hotel Melbourne **Don’t forget that places to the National Summit are included as part of your membership** Come along to hear what really is happening in advanced manufacturing and services in Australia and around the world. ...
  • Network Your Way To Success – Corporate Traveller

    While networking is yet one more activity to add to your long list of things to get done, the benefits for your business are undeniable. As Best Practice Network Facilitator Kevin Bennett so succinctly points out, “People like to do business with people they like, people they trust, and people they know through other friends ...