Are you connecting your people, processes, and technology?

How are you using your people?

 While walking through the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport I saw this ad from UiPath.

 The words of the ad captured my attention:  You don’t have a people problem; you have a “how you’re using a people problem.”

I want to take this topic beyond automation.

Connecting people, processes, and technology with Continuous Improvement and Technology can help solve how you use a people problem.

Ultimately, you must enable technology and processes that allow your people to be efficient and learn.

 You do not want our people to be robots.

You want people to stop doing non-value add and mundane tasks so they can work more strategically.

This will allow your people to become more satisfied and excited about work, which will help your customers and your bottom line.

Two thought questions that can help you determine how you use your people:

Are you using your people strategically ❓

Are your employees happy❓

 These questions can help you recognize if you need further action to connect your people, processes, and technology.

 What are your thoughts?

 How have you enabled your technology and processes to help your people?

 If you want help connecting your people, processes, and technology, let’s set up some time to chat.


“You don’t have a people problem; you have a how you’re uisng a people problem.”



Lunch 103

☕ My 103rd lunch was with Shoukat Ali Bhamani, whom I met through Kettering. Shoukat is one of our newest Kettering Members. Meeting with fellow Kettering Members to learn more about them and how I can help them is always a pleasure.
💡 Shoukat and I share a common passion for Continous Improvement and Technology. We shared our stories and experiences within this both of these areas. What always fascinates me is that many of us share similar experiences regarding how people react to technology and CI. You either come across people ready for the challenge of change and transformation, people who will resist it, or people somewhere in between the two spectrums.
☕As we continued sharing our backgrounds, I realized we needed more time to talk. Shoukat and I will need to meet again to continue sharing our stories and look for ways to collaborate in the future. All of my lunches have taught me that time is a precious gift, and spending it with so many amazing people to learn and connect is a gift I will always treasure.
👉 If you want to learn more about my lunches or participate, follow #laurens100lunches and #laurens200lunhces or message me.
👉If you’d like to learn more about Kettering, we can schedule a time to talk.


Lauren’s CI Thoughts – Fear of Change 


Why do so many people fear change ❓
Let’s rephrase the question, why do so many people fear technology❓
💡 Some people face it, head it on, while others fight the change.
💡 When talking with clients about introducing technology and continuous improvement, I find that sometimes leaders are reluctant to move forward because they still determine how their people will take the change.
🤖 It is important to remember that technology is nothing without the people.
💡Technology should enable the process that gives people the tools to get things done and be creative.
💡The result is to connect people, processes, and technology.
💡We need all three to drive progress and do something extraordinary.
👉 What do you think about change?
👉Let’s schedule a talk if you need help connecting people, processes, and technology.

“It is important to remebert that technology is nothing without the people.”


Lunch 102

Lunch 102

☕ I’ve taken a little hiatus from my lunches, but they are back.
💡 I realized how much I missed my lunches and how impactful they were on me. Sometimes we only miss something once we no longer make time for it. Sometimes life does get in the way, but we have to stop and do the things that impact us, so on to my newest lunch post.
☕My 102nd lunch was with Philippe Harousseau, whom I met through Kettering . I saw Philippe’s name come across as one of our candidates for Kettering. I usually reach out to our new candidates as the Membership Liason to the Kettering Board to see how I can help them along the journey to membership.
☕Philippe and I had a great conversation about our backgrounds and where we are from. I learned that Philippe is originally from France but has lived in the US for a while; he was based in New York and is now in the Atlanta area. We talked a bit about France and the United States and the differences between the two countries. I’ve always loved to talk to people and learn about their backgrounds and where they are from, but I also love to learn about where people have lived, regardless of whether they lived in the US or another country. You never know what you are going to learn about a particular place.
💡We also spoke in detail about our careers. Phillppe has an extensive background, especially in Marketing. Philippe is now a fractional CMO. As I’ve grown in the world of consultancy and owning my business, I’m always intrigued to learn how other consultants and fractional executives work with their clients. The wave of fractional executives in different forms is here to stay, especially for small to medium size companies.
👉 If you want to learn more about my lunches or participate in them, let’s setup time to talk
👉If you’d like to learn more about Kettering, we can schedule a time to talk.

Happy Monday

“You are neve too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis

Happy Monday

Do you often feel like waiting for the right time to start something ❓


Or do you hold back because you feel you are too young or old to start something new ❓


Do you know what is truly holding you back ❓


😱 It is the fear of leaving your comfort zone!


😟 The comfort zone can seem like a nice place, but when you are in the comfort zone, you are not learning.


🔬 You are not experimenting!


💡 So get out of your comfort zone this week!


💚 Go after your goals and dreams!


👉 What are you working on this week?



“You will become clever through your mistakes.” – German Proverb

Happy Friday

I encountered this German Proverb earlier this week while reading Turn Words into Wealth by Aurora Winter, MBA.


📖In the book, a series of questions asked you to think about shrinking your fear by facing reality.


💡This proverb and the idea of shrinking your fear by facing reality had me thinking that even though we should celebrate our successes, we should also celebrate our mistakes.


💡It is the mistakes that help us:


✅ To learn

✅To get to our successes

✅To get out of our comfort zones


🎉 So, as we head into the weekend and close the week, let’s celebrate our mistakes and successes.


👉 What are you celebrating this week?