Pavan Muzumdar

Pavan V. Muzumdar is a leadership management practitioner and has worked with multi-disciplinary teams for over twenty years in more than thirty organizations, ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Pavan is currently COO of Automation Alley, in which he helps the entire organization follow the icube™ and philosophy. Automation Alley is a World Economic Forum Advanced Manufacturing Hub (AMHUB) and a nonprofit Industry 4.0 knowledge center with a global outlook and a regional focus.

Pavan Muzumdar

Human Friction Managed

It shows up in the workplace as confusion of priorities or direction, or a common method to complete tasks. This friction impacts productivity, profitability, and value creation. icube™ reduces this friction. A leadership system designed to build trust, an ownership mentality, and engagement, icube™ brings teams to understand their common mission, purpose, and vision. The …

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Are You the Bottleneck in Your Business?

It turns out that for an organization, being prepared to navigate technological change has many elements in common with having to manage leadership transitions. Hence, the assessment has become a popular tool for business owners interested in preparing their companies for a change in ownership even if digital disruption is not on top of their …

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Stay Focused, Lean, and Productive with Kanban

With efficiency, you have lower rates of waste, increased productivity, and improved overall workflow. Sounds great, right? That’s because it is. Efficiency can be difficult as you scale, both in production and in team size, but Kanban scales with you, making it one of the most highly-regarded visual workflow management systems. Moreover, Kanban doesn’t require …

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Ditch the Distractions

What’s the number one distraction we’re dealing with in the 21st century? That would be technology. While it’s necessary in today’s business world and typically makes our lives considerably easier, it can also hold us back if we let it. On average, people check their phones roughly every 12 minutes. If you have a one-hour …

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Stay Motivated with Our Sources of Inspiration

99 Percent Invisible A wonderful show that discusses the design of everyday things. Hidden Brain A great place to visit if you want to find out the “what” and “why” behind your motivations, fears, and behaviors. How I Built This Lessons from entrepreneurs who generously share the stories of their successes and failures with vulnerability …

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The Three Rules for Failing Successfully

To be sure, making and accepting mistakes, often categorized as failures, isn’t easy. We are not socialized to celebrate failure; our society is firmly oriented towards seeking and sharing successes. That’s why when I recently listened to an episode of one of my favorite podcasts, “The Indicator” from NPR’s Planet Money, I was impressed by …

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