GA 255 | The Elements of a Sustainable Lean System with Jon Miller

By Jessica Bush Updated on February 20th, 2019

This week’s guest is GA Co-Founder Jon Miller. Jon has been a guest of the podcast many times, and in this episode he describes the various elements he believes are necessary for creating a successful, sustainable lean system. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Jon’s background (2:13)
  • Elements of a sustainable lean system (3:15)
  • Whether the size of your company factors in (7:22)
  • Making things better (10:08)
  • The definition of “winning” (14:58)
  • Having a purpose (20:26)
  • Alignment with how humans work best (24:46)
  • A review of all the elements (25:40)
  • The main takeaway (30:40)

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What Do You Think?

What other elements or “ingredients” make up a sustainable lean system?

  1. Bob Emiliani

    February 22, 2019 - 8:05 am

    This conversation illuminates the structural disadvantage or weakness that Lean has compared to other options available to CEOs to achieve corporate objectives. Their view of winning differs substantially from the Lean view of winning. The differences are wide and span many different areas (https://tinyurl.com/y6vz9kdx), which if we ignore will relegate Lean to being nothing more than a niche management practice.

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