Unlocking Fortune 500 Efficiency: Conquering Backlog, Optimizing Workflow, and Overcoming Multitasking

No one is more familiar with the world of business constraints than Dr. Alan Barnard. By optimizing companies like Nike, ABB, Cisco, and Intel, Dr. Alan BArnard of Goldratt Research Labs has become one of the world’s leading decision scientists and theory of constraints experts. His accolades speak for themselves as one of the world’s leading decision scientists and theory of constraints experts.

If you’re familiar with ‘The Goal’, an optimizer’s bible, then you will know Dr. Barnard was the powerhouse behind Goldratt Research Labs, and partner of the late Eli Goldratt, the mind behind that groundbreaking book. 

In this episode, he unveils a framework that promises to revolutionize the way we approach constraints in business and beyond. Whether you’re aiming to streamline workflow, eliminate backlog, or master the art of multitasking, Dr. Barnard’s insights are not to be missed.


Episode Highlights: 

      • Dr. Barnard presents mathematical proof of how multitasking significantly drains productivity, shedding light on why it defies intuition.
      • He unveils his method for persuading the mind to tackle tasks that appear daunting or impossible.
      • Eugene and Alan go through several examples and thought experiments to relate his concepts to the vision industry

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    In this episode:

    00:00:07 Introduction

    00:00:55 Theory of constraints and its significance

    00:02:41 Working as a decision scientist and theory of constraints expert

    00:08:24 Projects outside of optometry

    00:16:41 Steps to clearly define your marketing goals

    00:18:53 Identifying an example of a constraint in optometry

    00:28:38 Small constraints that hinder your business 

    00:32:35 The concept of multitasking

    00:37:51 Where should optometrists focus in their practice?

    00:39:02 Non-intuitive bottlenecks

    00:44:03 The strategic way of increasing your business’ revenue

    00:51:55 Mindset change – making the impossible possible

    Contact Information

    Connect with Alan Barnard:

    Dr. Alan Barnard, a leading Decision Scientist and Theory of Constraints expert, is the Founder and CEO of Goldratt Research Labs, established in 2008 with Dr. Eli Goldratt. Their partnership, born from a connection in 1993, stems from a shared curiosity about human decision-making and a passion for developing innovative thinking and decision-making methods. Today, Alan serves as a Strategy advisor, researcher, and educator for Fortune 500 companies, NGOs, and Government Agencies worldwide. His clients include Microsoft, Nike, UNDP, and the Utah Governor’s Office of Management and Budget.

    Website – https://dralanbarnard.com/ 

    Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/dralanbarnard/?hl=en 

    LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/dralanbarnard/ 


    Connect with Eugene Shatsman:

    Website – https://www.eugeneshatsman.com/

    LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/eugeneshatsman


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