Category: Lean Office

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With New Technology, Where Should We Go?

A Wall Street Journal article misleadingly claims With New Technology, Start-Ups Go Lean in the September 15, 2011 issue. Perhaps this is true if we accept that by “Lean” they meant “less employees are needed”, but we do not. According to the article: New businesses are getting off the ground

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The Non-Standard Semantics of Standardization

The words standard, standards, and standardization with their associated concepts and meanings cause a lot of trouble for lean thinkers and others whose intentions are to promote continuous improvement without the lean label. A basic point of confusion is that the variants associated with “standard” seem to result in very

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Wasting Time in 3 Billion Meetings

Meetings are one of the few times when humans have the opportunity to positively and constructively interact with one another, yet it seems businesses and organizations large and small struggle to make them effective. In fact often meetings are a great waste of time and even a source of frustration

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