Waging war on bad process

We empower improvement by investing in others. Giving them the skills they need to make and lead change, while making improvement a team sport.

Empowerment is essential to any transformation.

Process improvement consulting that empowers.

Starting point

Start where you are.

When you empower others to participate, you get an honest and accurate reflection of where you currently are. Not where you think you are. Or where you think you should be. But a real assessment of where you are and what is possible.

Collaborative

Change happens by the people, not to the people.

When you empower others to participate, you get more ideas than you could possibly act on. And improvement just don’t occur through projects. It begins to occur through everyday activities, as people find ways to add value in little ways, which add up to big results.

Sustainable improvement results

Sustained results.

When you empower others to participate, not only are your results better, they are sustained longer. Because the ideas behind each change came from the people who do the work, accountability to implement the ideas and sustain the ideas will be higher.

Solutions and Services for Sustained Process Improvement

Let's partner to bring about radical and lasting change. Check out our game-changing continuous process improvement consulting services and solutions.

Strategic Planning & Goal Setting

Support in designing and deploying your organization’s strategy.

Service offerings include:

  • Mission, Vision, Values Creation
  • Scenarios-Based Planning
  • 3-yr and 1-yr Plan – Annual Goal Setting
  • Competitive Landscape
  • Customer Personas
  • Strategy Activation (Catchball)

Professional Training and Certification

Provide work-class professional training, certification, and learning experiences.

Certification offerings include:

  • Design Thinking
  • Lean Six Sigma (White – Black Belt)
  • Change Leadership
  • A3 Thinking
  • Project Sponsorship
  • Project Management Basics

Project and Portfolio Management

Deploy a structured framework for organizing, prioritizing, and executing projects.

Service offerings include:

  •  Project Funnel Development
  • Project Selection
  • Project Governance
  • Project Scorecard
  • Project Planning
  • Rapid Improvement Events
Green Dot Mission, Vision, and Values

We help to improve processes, using Lean Six Sigma and Continuous Process Improvement, because we believe people deserve to work with good, reliable process.

 

We are passionate about creating processes that help organizations and their employees make an impact – going home each day knowing they made a difference.

 

For a list of the services that the Green Dot Group provides, please reference the attached Service Offerings List.

Check out our resource center to access our process improvement tools and templates

Transformation Requires New Thinking.

Never Stop Learning.

Online continuous process improvement tools, templates, and training

Online Learning

Attend one of our multiple online courses. We are working hard to provide you with an amazing learning experience on your schedule. Be sure to check out our Online Courses in the Green Dot Academy.

In-person and Virtual Workshops

We’d love to nerd out with you in person. Be sure to check out our Workshops through the Green Dot Academy.

Tools and Templates

Our Resource Center is full of nerdy stuff. Equip yourself with the tools and templates you will need in order to change the world.

Join us as we host conversations about everything improvement.

 

Nerd out with us as we dream about making the world a better place.

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We hope you like to read about continuous process improvement. Because we love to write about it.

Improvement Nerds Podcast

Can your improvement nerd come out to play?

We believe that working with good processes can lead to joy. Being happy at work can lead to being happy at home.

 

Life is short, you have to love what you do, and do what you love. Because in the end, organizations don’t change the world. People do.

 

This is the core tenet of our podcast, our newsletter, and everything we do.

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What our customer’s are saying…

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Vic Sweeting
Gadellnet

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Katie West

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Jane Pauely Community Health Center

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Laura Baker
Jane Pauley Community Health Center
Gregory Denkman
LCMC Health

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Crossroads Wellness Center

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LCMC

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Gadellnet

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University of Indianapolis

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GadellNet Consulting Services

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Claudine Makofsky
LCMC Health

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Khloe Kesler
Alicia Ray-Wolfe
Jane Pauley Community Health Center, Shelbyville

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Jane PauleyCommunity Health Center

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Julie An
SF Public Works
Andrew Brougher
Jane Pauley Community Health Center

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Lauren Wack
Jane Pauley Community Health Center

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Janelle Jenkins
Jane Pauley Community Health Center

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The Jane Pauley Community Health Center

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Matthew Reuter
GadellNet
Andrew Burmaster
LCMC Health

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The Jane Pauley Health Center

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GadellNet

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Jane Pauley Community Health Center

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Daniel Rothenberg

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Bryant Grider
University of Indianapolis

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Kimberly Spencer
UINDY: School of Occupational Therapy
Lauren Wack
Jane Pauley Community Health Centers

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Crossroads Wellness Center

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GadellNet

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MacAllister Family of Companies

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The Jane Pauley CHC

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Gadellnet

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Jane Pauley Community Health Center

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Grace Cho

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GadellNet

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LCMC

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Bryant Grider
Universoty of Indianapolis, Masters of occupational therapy program
Lena Savoie
LCMC Health

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Abbie Alter
TAMARA MERRITT
Jane Pauley Community Health Center

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Spencer Brauchla
Crossroads Wellness Center

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Jane Pauley Community Health Center

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Sean O'Brien
San Francisco Public Works

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Nathan Klein
Michigan CAT

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Simra Ly
University of Massachusetts Lowell

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Jane Pauley Community Health Center

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Terri Massett
LCMC Health

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LCMC Health

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Michigan CAT

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Sean O'Brien
San Francisco Public Works

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Allison Hudgins
Publix Employees FCU

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Jessica Tomlinson
Jane Pauley Community Health Center

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Brooklynn Guerrettaz

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Melissa Plew
Pension Fund of the Christian Church

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LCMC Health

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Deuel Vaughn
LCMC

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Alicia Ray-Wolfe
Jane Pauley Community Health Center

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Allison Moll
University of Indianapolis
Lora mckeand
Jane Pauley Community Health Center

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Nicole L Dukes
Gadellnet

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Chelsea Perry
MacAllister CAT

At the 2024 HSPI Conference in Atlanta, I participated in the design thinking workshop that provided me with enlightening and transformative knowledge. Tom West was a very engaging facilitator who gave the participants a collaborative and creative thinking atmosphere. The workshop not only provided valuable tools, handouts, examples, and techniques for problem-solving but also instilled a deeper understanding of empathy-driven design. Through hands-on templates and Tom’s hair-cutting case study with him and his boys, I gained invaluable insights into user-centric approaches that have since revolutionized my thinking on human-centered design thinking to innovation. Tom’s expertise and passion for design thinking… Read more “That Human Centered Design Spark for Igniting Business Brilliance”

Dr. Deborah L Smith
Dynamic Systems, Innovative People, Process, Technology

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Heather Waymire
Jane Pauley Community Health Center

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Ally Reckers

The course helped emphasize the importance of effective solution design. I found this course to be particularly helpful in structuring the thought process around how to create a solution that meets customers needs. In some cases, it can be easy to rush through the solution phase, and I think that the focus on factors that should be considered prior to selecting and implementing an appropriate solution were… Read more “The course helped emphasize the importance of empathy”

Chris Lorenger
IU Health Physicians

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Todd Stipetich
GadellNet

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Lindsey Cunningham

Tom and the Green Dot team are amazing. They worked with our team to do yellow belt training as well as facilitated multiple change management and process improvement sessions. They are thoughtful, wise and forced us all to think differently. They are and will be a long-term part of our continued growth and improvement… Read more “Integral part of the team”

Nick Smarrelli
GadellNet Consulting Services

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Abigail Crouse
University of Indianapolis School of Occupational Therapy

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Lora mckeand
Jane Pauley Community Health Center

I really enjoyed the Meeting Management Fundamentals. I got a lot out of… Read more “Thank you!”

Savannah Rehbein
MacAllister Machinery

I found this course overview very helpful in defining the path to take for problem solving and project management. I was able to pull various charts and information sheets to save and utilize for upcoming projects and problem solving in my… Read more “Intro to Project Sponsorhip”

Sara Standlee
The Jane Pauley Health Center

Great introduction into Lean Six… Read more “Great Introduction”

Cody Buttry-Hinkle
GadellNet

Throughout my yellow belt training I found that many of the tools were familiar due to using them in past project, yet a full understand of each tool or the big picture was never developed. Due to my training with the Green Dot Group, I now understand how each tools connects to eliminating waste in our processes and creating value with each… Read more “Closing the Gap”

Chanda Drew
LCMC Health