GA 207 | How to Define the Role of People in Lean with Jon Miller

This week’s guest is GA Co-Founder Jon Miller. Ron and Jon discussed the people side of lean, specifically why stating that lean is “all about people” can be problematic. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Jon’s background and what he’s up to these days (1:55)
  • Whether lean really is all about people (4:33)
  • Some other characteristics (6:49)
  • The traditional approach to the “three-legged stools” (12:04)
  • How the importance of ‘Respect for People” has evolved (16:41)
  • Jon’s final thoughts on the issue (32:22)

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Is lean really all about people? Why or why not?