Sustaining Lean in my mind requires constant gentle pressure. Something Paul Akers calls "keeping the rope tight." In this video Paul analyzes a failure to sustain an area at FastCap. There is no blaming just more Kaizen. Paul says there are 3 elements to sustaining a Lean culture he refers to as EIR:
Expectation - set clear expectations
Inspection - inspect the actual condition
Reinforcement - reinforce by showing people what can happen.
All organizations struggle with sustaining over time. Hopefully, this example and Paul's advice will help you use those opportunities to keep learning.
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