Today marks the 6th anniversary of A Lean Journey Blog and as tradition here each year I take the opportunity to reflect. The act of "self-reflection" is called Hansei is Japanese. It is the practice of continuous improvement that consists of looking back and thinking about how a process can be improved.
I’d like to think that I turned my naive endeavor to share learning along my own journey into a successful contribution in the Lean community. As I have said before this labor of love has been a tremendous learning process both from the great fans and other colleagues online that I exchange with and from the process of distilling my own learning with you.
I love statistics, so with this milestone, here are some numbers from the blog:
Total Posts: 1215
Most read post: DOWNTIME and the Eight Wastes with over 21,000 views
followed by The Six-Step Problem-Solving Process (with over 20,000 views)
Least read post: You Won’t Get Lean, Until You Get Visual
Number of countries/territories who have visited this blog: 216
Top 3 Countries with the most views:
Total views: Over 737,000 and climbing
Unique visits: Over 550,000
Total comments: Over 1,500
Total Facebook Fans: Over 1,355
Total Twiter Followers: Over 2,700
LinkedIn Members: Over 1,100
Top 5 posts this past year:
The Six-Step Problem-Solving Process
What Lean is Not - 10 Things That Are Not Lean
5 Tips for Implementing 5S
Carrots and Sticks Don’t Motivate in a Thinking Environment
Walt Disney, The Lean Thinker
I would like to thank all the visitors and contributors to A Lean Journey Blog this past year. It has been a successful Journey this past year. Please, share your feedback so that A Lean Journey can be even more successful next year.