Tuesday, June 22, 2010

School Leadership

Read a recent post about how UPS, with something like 90,000 trucks world wide, made a decision to reduce and even eliminate left hand turns on the deliveries. Left turns are expensive. Waiting for traffic, rapid acceleration to avoid accidents and other left hand turn issues cost money. So after analyzing the costs, UPS leveraged routing software to reduce and eliminate left turns. So after careful attention to deployment UPS realized cost avoidance of approximately 10,000 trucks through the savings from avoiding left hand turns. How does that fit in education?

Consider the education sector and think about our left hand turns? What are they? How can we avoid them so as to put the resources in the areas of greatest leverage - our teachers. Would love to read your ideas!

1 comment:

  1. Our left turn in education is worksheets. Worksheets tend to cater towards the mindsets of: lower level thinking, filling a gradebook, and limited feedback. They suck the life out of the student and the teacher.