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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A Lean Environment is One Where They Present You With Solutions

I saw this comic at ONEFTE.com that made me pause a little. 

I know this comic is poking fun at the corporate lifestyle that many experience.  But as I reflected on this comic I thought to myself there are places in which this situation is true.  In a Lean Thinking organization it is the goal to have empowered employees to find problems and to provide solutions.  It is even encouraged that employees implement the solutions on their own. 

In previous posts (here and here) I talked about the Lean practices at FastCap.  They provide a great example where employees find problems and bring solutions.  Here is the latest example from FastCap's YouTube Channel about an office improvement:

So do you think there is a job where you get presented with solutions all day long?

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