GA 222 | How to Sustain Improvements with Brian DeVries

This week’s guest is Brian DeVries. Ron and Brian talked about sustaining improvements and showing empathy throughout the process. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Brian’s background (2:01)
  • About Brian’s company, Zeeland Farm Services (4:50)
  • Their lean journey (6:08)
  • Why we struggle to sustain improvements (7:56)
  • The three components (11:38)
  • About the empathy tools (13:20)
  • What empathy means to Brian (15:59)
  • Balancing empathy with the need to survive (17:55)
  • Brian’s tagline (20:10)
  • The future of lean (25:01)
  • Where most people struggle (26:36)
  • The area of lean Brian struggles with (28:47)
  • Bad advice that Brian has received (30:19)
  • Brian’s final words of wisdom (31:46)

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