The are plenty of mistakes people can make when starting up a lean enterprise transformation. Interestingly, many of these mistakes are similar if not identical to those entrepreneurs make in starting a business. Perhaps these mistakes are generic enough to be widely applicable, not specific to lean or start ups.
Month: October 2010
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
My friend, and fellow lean blogger, Mark Hamel has written one of the most thorough, and Shingo prize winning, lean workbooks I’ve ever read called Kaizen Event Fieldbook: Foundation, Framework, and Standard Work for Effective Events (this is not an affiliate link). This book is JAM PACKED with useful information related to how to
A lean facilitator from France asked a question about how lean transformations should be driven. This person’s company started lean in 2007 by having a sensei within top management. The background is: I was named lean facilitator (no official authority), my mission was just to be “the oil in the
Here is the first overview video of our latest Gemba Academy course we’re calling The Kaizen Way. My daughters even make an appearance! This new course is focused on all things kaizen – the kaizen event, suggestions systems, etc. To learn more please visit Gemba Academy today.
We now have over 100 videos and 56 hours of online learning about lean thinking and continuous improvement at Gemba Academy. In the past month we have added 9 modules to our newest course, the Kaizen Way. We introduce the kaizen philosophy, kaizen events, jishuken, QC circles, suggestion systems and
An article in the October 2010 issue of the Scientific American titled “Closing the Healthcare Gap” revealed the importance of primary care physicians in improving the healthcare system and also the problem of a shortage of primary care physicians. The results from business process redesign effort at Group Health Cooperative
Dan, a reader of LSS Academy, recently emailed me this excellent question. I was hoping to get your help as I formulated a response. Here is Dan’s question. Ever since I studied process improvement at BYU I learned about E. Deming and learned that he was a catalyst in the
My friend Ted is always spreading good ideas. This 18 minute video titled “Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution!” was delivered with skill and humor, bringing home some ideas that have interesting parallels within how we need to understand lean management. One of the notable quotes spoke to