Lean Office Evolution: the Presidential Desk

Innovator and promoter of lean in the public sector Paul Akers shares the evolution of his lean office in his new video. Paul takes us on a tour through his company FastCap. He shares shows us how he has gone from a traditional sit-down office desk to stand up desk, cutting meeting time to a third in the process. Learn Paul’s secret for staying close to the action in his gemba even while being at his desk.


  1. Matt Wrye

    October 30, 2010 - 5:29 pm

    I love this! How great?! You can be anywhere quick and easy. Out on the floor. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Brian Schoenbaechler

    October 31, 2010 - 6:52 am

    Can you tell us where you got your lean brief case?
    I have been looking for the materials you made your “shop” desk.
    Where did you get the components to build the desk?

  3. Steven McG

    November 4, 2010 - 4:47 am

    @Brian Schoenbaechler
    It looks like the components the desk is made from are FlowTube (or similar):
    FlowTube actually makes a lot of sense for a Lean desk; it is quick to build, you can fit casters so that it is moveable and it can be easily modified to make improvements.