What are EPIC-Organizations?

EPIC-Organizations are places where people want to shop, work, and invest.  They make products or provide services that meet the needs of humanity.  They are trusted partners with their suppliers and good citizens in their communities.  They produce in ways that cause the least amount of waste and harm to the environment. EPIC stands for the four Frost/Scanlon Principles of Equity, Participation, Identity and Competence. This site contains free articles, podcasts, Scanlon Plans and videos on the EPIC Processes and links where you can find books for sale.  It is  the home of a Consultancy where you can get  more help. 

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Scanlon Plan Success Stories

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Learn how Scanlon Organizations have created EPIC Cultures in Manufacturing, Health Care, Financial Services, Retail, Telecommunications, etc.

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EPIC-Resources

On this page we feature the main books, videos, and down-loadable articles--all on in one place. If you start here you'll have a good idea of what the Frost Scanlon EPIC Principles are all about and how they are applied.  Many more resources are found throughout this website.  Explore and you will find more videos, podcasts, articles and books.

The Scanlon Plan

Videos

The Scanlon Plan: A Better Way 

This video produced by the Scanlon Leadership Network features the Scanlon Plans that were at Herman Miller, Donnelly, Bridgestone and Neelon Castings.  Professionally filmed on location it includes interviews with Dwane Baumgardner then CEO of Donnelly, Dick Ruch of Herman Miller and Peter Kenny of Neelon Castings.  This is a good place to start if you want to learn about the Scanlon Plan and the Scanlon EPIC Principles.

 

Goalsharing: Tapping the Power of People

Professionally produced for SEARS this video does an excellent job of showing the Scanlon Process in a retail environment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Books on the Scanlon Plan and the EPIC-Principles

Scanlon EPIC Leadership: Where the Best Ideas Come Together, edited by Paul Davis and Larry Spears

Scanlon EPIC Leadership is the definitive anthology of Scanlon thought and practice.  It contains original articles by Joe Scanlon, Fred Lesieur, Carl Frost and Douglas McGregor as well as current contributions by today's Scanlon thought leaders.  Preface by Waren Bennis and Afterword by  Max DePree.

Changing Forever:  The Well Kept Secret of America's Leading Companies by Carl Frost

Changing Forever was written by one of the greatest change agents and teachers. While working with Dr. Frost, Herman Miller, Donnelly, Motorola and Beth Israel Hospital were all ranked in the top 50 best places to work in AmericaDr. Frost explains the Frost/Scanlon Principles and how they are applied to create individual and organizational excellence.  Changing Forever is the Scanlon bible.

The Leadership Roadmap, People Lean and Innovation by Dwane Baumgardner and Russ Scaffede

Dwane and Russ show how the Scanlon EPIC Principles can be combined with Lean principles to create truly EPIC Organizations.  Russ is a true lean sensei having learned from Toyota at their Georgetown Plant.  He used lean to transform Donnelly, Tiara Yachts and many other organizations.  Dwane is a Scanlon Steward and former CEO of Donnelly. 

Articles Free to Download

Scanlon Plans and the Frost EPIC Principles

 

Why Scanlon Matters by Paul Davis, Larry Spears, Warren Bennis and Max DePree

Scanlon Gainsharing by Paul Davis

Leadership from Theory to Action by Paul Davis

Principle-Based Participative Management by Terry VandeWater

Exploring Scanlon Workbook by Paul Davis

Beyond the Bucks, the Banners, and the T-Shirts: Motivation/Rewards is About Mutual Respect and Developing People by Karen Wilhelm

Scanlon Principles Lay the Groundwork for Lean by Karen Wilhelm

 

Organizational Culture Surveys

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EPIC-Organizations will help you assess your organization's cultural strengths and weaknesses using state of the art Culture, Satisfaction and Engagement Surveys.  We help develop leadership and teams using a variety of diagnostic tools. 

 

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Gainsharing/Goalsharing/Profit Sharing

 

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Our methods are featured in every major compensation book!  We help you design Gainsharing/Goalsharing/ProfitSharing Systems that truly tie pay to performance!  We help your organization with gainmaking as well as gainsharing.  Lean/Six Sigma practices were pioneered in Frost/Scanlon Organizations.  Learn how to turbo charge your lean program and create a high performance culture.

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Scanlon Servant Leadership

Scanlon Leaders are servant leaders.  If you are a servant leader looking for organizational theory and practice that can help you lead organizational change and create cultures of excellence consider the proven template of the Frost/Scanlon EPIC Principles and Processes.

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Why Scanlon Matters by Larry Spears, Warren Bennis and Max DePree

Scanlon-the man and the Plan

scanlonplateLearn about Joseph N. Scanlon, the father of employee involvement, gainsharing, and labor-management cooperation.

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EPIC Resources

Native RTL SupportLet us help you put the pieces together to create your own EPIC-Organization.  Here you will find research, articles, and books on Leadership, Scanlon Plans, and Gainsharing

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