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  • REDUCING JUVENILE RECIDIVISM

    For several years, Judge Daniel B. Garrett of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA, has been sentencing juvenile offenders in his courtroom to read and review with him Sean Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens.  The result is that recidivism (repeat offences) rates in his courtroom are 2.5 times lower than the rest of Lancaster County and 3 times lower than some other areas of the state.

    ORGANIZATIONAL CHALLENGE: Crime/Dishonesty
    TYPE OF ORGANIZATION OR INDUSTRY: Government
    Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
    Date of Study: May 2009
    TYPE OF DOCUMENT: Success Story
    Pages: 2    Illustrations: 0
    FRANKLINCOVEY SOLUTION: The 7 Habits
    Author: Dean Collinwood
  • Roche Transforms its Employees into "Habits People"
    Operating in Brazil since 1931, Roche (pharmaceuticals and diagnostics) constructed an industrial park in Rio De Janeiro in 1978.  The facility has 380 regular employees and 220 contract workers.  In 2005, the company set a goal to transform itself into a new global export center by 2008.  To prepare both management and employees for these upgrades, the company asked FranklinCovey Brazil to start FOCUS training, followed by the 7 Habits of High Effective People.  Ten managers received the training at first, followed by the other employees.  Three employees became certified facilitators.  After two years of implementation, the results have been phenomenal.  Performance evaluations came in well-above normal.  In fact, such high levels of performance were unknown before, and the company is taking great pride in its accomplishment.

    ORGANIZATIONAL CHALLENGE: Improve Employee Productivity, Improve Teamwork
    TYPE OF ORGANIZATION OR INDUSTRY: Healthcare/Pharmaceutical
    Location: Rio De Janeiro
    Date of Study: N/A
    TYPE OF DOCUMENT: Success Story
    Pages: 2    Illustrations: 0
    FRANKLINCOVEY SOLUTION: The 7 Habits, 5 CHOICES / FOCUS: Individual Effectiveness
    Author: N/A
  • ROLE OF THE XQ SURVEY
    This 5 minute audio podcast ("Research Reports from the Center for Advanced Research")features an interview with Carsten Lindgaard of Nordic Approach Consulting heaquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark.  Lindgaard explains the correct use of the xQ Survey for understanding a company's strengths and weaknesses.  Recorded in May 2008 in Capetown, South Africa. Interviewer:  Dean Collinwood

    ORGANIZATIONAL CHALLENGE: Increase Customer Satisfaction, Create a Winning Culture, Crime/Dishonesty, Improve Employee Morale/Commitment, Failure to Achieve Goals, Improve Employee Productivity, Improve employee satisfaction, High Employee Turnover, Improve Communication, Create a Unified Company Culture, Improve Leadership Skills, Other Problems, Improve Teamwork, Increase Customer Loyalty, Manage Change: Merger, Expansion etc.
    TYPE OF ORGANIZATION OR INDUSTRY: Healthcare/Pharmaceutical, Hospitality, Manufacturing, Retail, Religion, Transportation/Automotive, Education, Other, Communication/Media/Telecommunications, Financial Services/Insurance, Consulting/Technology/Engineering Services, Government
    Location: Global
    Date of Study: July 26, 2008 (interview May 2008)
    TYPE OF DOCUMENT: Podcast
    Pages: 0    Illustrations: 0
    FRANKLINCOVEY SOLUTION: xQ Survey (Execution Quotient)
    Author: Interview with Carsten Lindgaard