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ABOUT US

At Creato, we believe leaders should have all the tools they need to excel in their mission

A thought leader for nearly 20 years, the team at Creato has learned a thing or two about how to launch and sustain effective performance improvement programs. We were one of the first to offer online training in Lean and Six Sigma, the first to blend online and onsite training, and the first to establish an empirically-driven method for identifying the best candidates for PI training. Our flagship product, the COMPASS® Quality Management System is in a class by itself! Learn why our products are endorsed by the American Society for Quality, the American College of Healthcare Executives, and chapters of the National Association for Healthcare Quality – and how we are able to offer our clients an astonishing 7:1 return.

Our comprehensive approach delivers outstanding results that can't be found anywhere else in the industry because every engagement is customized to meet the needs of our client.

The Creato Story

"What I love about COMPASS is the ability to do one stop shopping! Everything is at your fingertips including documentation of the project with projections, current status of the project, and education on the improvement process(es) all housed in one place."

Glenda Koeller
VP, Performance Excellence |  Freeport Health Network  | Freeport IL
LEAD

"There is no 'one-size-fits-all' approach to Change Management"

One of the greatest challenges facing business leaders today is ineffective or impaired communication among personnel at virtually every organizational level. Leaders often enter the workplace with little or no training in interpersonal communications or "soft" skills. Many believe that "hard skills" are what will get them ahead in their careers. But as author Daniel Goleman stated recently:

"The rules for work are changing. We're being judged by a new yard stick: not just how smart we are, or by our training and expertise, but also by how we handle ourselves and each other."

Leaders and senior managers often rely on familiar but not necessarily productive patterns of behavior that they've become comfortable with over the years.

The fact is, many organizational cultures are not characterized by an emotionally intelligent approach to leadership, communication and relationships. It's often left up to the individual employee to "figure it out" and find their own way of getting through it all. Some do, many don't. The organization pays the price in the form of unacceptable turnover, misunderstandings, conflicts, hostile work relationships, and demoralized workers.

Creato addresses this critical challenge by offering essential programs for organizations seeking to deploy a sustainable improvement initiative.

"COMPASS is helping our organization experience a culture change from one focused reactively on regulatory compliance to one that is proactively seeking improvement opportunities."

RenÉ Navarro
Chief Compliance Officer | Emergence Health Network  |  El Paso TX
TRAIN

Creato recently reviewed over 150 projects conducted over the past 10 years, and came to a stunning conclusion: On average, we delivered a 7:1 return on investment. Many of our clients recover their total investment costs from their very first project.

How did we achieve this stunning success? By combining the 3 essential ingredients to sustainable improvement capability: emotionally intelligent leadership, improvement training, and technical infrastructure to give your efforts scale. Its a formula we've perfected after nearly two decades of research into the requirements for organizational improvement.

We want you to have the same success. We're offering a free assessment of your capabilities to achieve sustainable improvement capability. Contact us at the link provided below.

GETTING STARTED WITH PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT

PI Today

An introductory course for C-level executives to assist in understanding the range of performance improvement methods available today.

Project Selection Support

For organizations ready to get started, our Creato facilitators will help you prioritize projects, establish relative merits of each project, and begin the important work of obtaining breakthrough improvement.

Project Management

Creato will deploy consultants with 20+ years of experience and fully certified in Lean and Six Sigma to help you wrestle the most challenging problems to the ground.

COMPASS® Project Management Platform

COMPASS is a cloud-based project management platform that provides a ready infrastructure to support your Performance Improvement (PI), Lean, and Six Sigma deployments. It links your balanced scorecard to your PI projects and provides practical tools and tutorials in a single package. COMPASS is designed to help provide strategic alignment of your projects, organize and track on-going progress and provide sophisticated monitoring and reporting

Quick Wins

Rapid Action Planning

A no nonsense, rapid problem-solving method that provides for an organized and effective response to nearly any departmental or cross-functional performance problem. Based on the successful GE method known as "WorkOut."

Deploying High Impact Improvement Methods

Building Strong Lean & Six Sigma Teams

Find out how to better choose people to enter the rigorous Lean or Six Sigma training curriculum to achieve a greater likelihood of success.

Executive Training

Brief your organization's entire C-suite on the details of its journey to operational excellence.

Champion Training

Bring the entire management team on board for its journey to organizational excellence.

Candidate Assessment & Support

The work of performance improvement is not for everybody. Creato has developed a proprietary, empirical method for identifying the best candidates for training. This saves time and money and creates a common purpose among participants that allows everyone to work at peak levels of performance.

Lean

Eradicate waste through this popular method used by nearly all service industries today. Drive greater economies, throughput and customer satisfaction by streamlining processes at all levels.

Six Sigma

Tackle the most difficult of all performance improvement problems with the most robust performance improvement method known to industry. Yellow, Green, and Black belt Training offered.

Deploying a Performance Improvement Infrastructure

Lean & Six Sigma Deployment

The ultimate in PI Capability. Creato will train and certify your staff in the Lean and Six Sigma methods, working with you to design and deliver a program tailored to your specific needs. Creato staff are qualified to train through the American Society for Quality (ASQ) where other Creato programs are offered.

Creato's Continuous Learning Laboratory

Creato was the first to offer a Lean and Six Sigma curriculum and has since expanded to serve all industries. Today, this robust online application will not only train in the application of these techniques, it will support your staff for their entire journey in performance improvement with tools, templates and an entire statistical decision support tool embedded right there in the program!

COMPASS® Project Management Platform

COMPASS is a cloud-based project management platform that provides a ready infrastructure to support your Performance Improvement (PI), Lean, and Six Sigma deployments. It links your balanced scorecard to your PI projects and provides practical tools and tutorials in a single package. COMPASS is designed to help provide strategic alignment of your projects, organize and track on-going progress and provide sophisticated monitoring and reporting

Advanced Methods

Design for Six Sigma

The traditional Six Sigma method is applied to fix a broken process. Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) is applied where no prior process exists, or performance is so poor that a fresh start is needed. DFSS has been applied to the creation of new processes, the consolidation of fragmented functions (as in centralized scheduling), the buildout and programming of sophisticated new software applications, and to replacement projects leading to entirely new facilities.

COMPASS® Project Management Platform

COMPASS is a cloud-based project management platform that provides a ready infrastructure to support your Performance Improvement (PI), Lean, and Six Sigma deployments. It links your balanced scorecard to your PI projects and provides practical tools and tutorials in a single package. COMPASS is designed to help provide strategic alignment of your projects, organize and track on-going progress and provide sophisticated monitoring and reporting

"COMPASS is a prerequisite toolset for ongoing quality improvement."

Raymond Smith
CPHQ  |  CLSSBB  |  MBA  |  Director, Clinical Decision Support  |  Grady Health  |  Atlanta GA
DEPLOY
Launch your Project with COMPASS
Award Winning Project Portfolio Management
COMPASS Product Overview

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"The COMPASS system is an amazing product with unmatched ROI. It is in a class by itself."

Craig Saylor
Chief Executive Officer  |  Somerset Hospital  |  Somerset PA