Monday, November 30, 2015

Lean Roundup #78 - November, 2015

A selection of highlighted blog posts from Lean bloggers from the month of November, 2015.  You can also view the previous monthly Lean Roundups here.

People: Resilience Creators, Not Resources – Johanna Rothman says that people are not resources but rather “resilience creators” as they are able recognize challenges, concerns, or problems, and adjust their behavior.

The Lean Champion: Window-Dressing or Agent of Change? – Michael Baudin discusses the role of the Lean Champion in business.

Lazy Lean Guy – Bruce Hamilton discusses why Lean is about making the work easier.

Marci’s Favorite Listening Phrases – Marci Reynolds says W\we live and work in an environment where communication is constant and sometimes instant, and showing that you are listening is more important than ever before.

Toyota Kata and Hoshin Kanri – Mark Rosenthal discusses the concept Hoshin Kanri as what we do and Toyota Kata is how we work on it.

Capable, Competent and Committed – Maureen Sullivan says Lean practitioners require different levels of capability, competency, and commitment depending on where their organization is at and where they desire to go using Lean.

If Japan Can, Why Cant We? – 1980 NBC Special Report – John Hunter shares a broadcast on using management practices focused on delighting customers, respecting and involving employees while using data and statistical tools to continually improve is still very powerful today.

Fighting Against “The Way We’ve Always Done It” – Before Lean or With Lean – Mark Graban says  if “the way we’ve always done Lean” is becoming rigid or is no longer helping, we need to ask why… we need to improve. 

Change Management: Create a Culture Seeking Continual Improvement or Use Band-Aids? – John Hunter says the most effective strategy is to build an organizational culture into one that promotes continual improvement.

About Teams and Projects – Michael Baudin explains that, for a working group to coalesce as a team, it needs a common goal, complementary skills, and mutual accountability among members.

Treating Management Psychosis – Bob Emiliani talks about the issues of managers being disconnected from reality and how to address it through Lean.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Overburden – Jon Miller talks about when we are overburdened and impact of implementing Lean.

5 Thoughts On Dealing With Leadership Resistance – Steve Kane shares 5 quotes that help leaders overcome resistance to change.

The First Ever Instance of “Lean Doesn’t Apply to Us?” – Mark Graban says Lean is not about cars it’s a transferrable philosophy, management system, and methodology that is being applied in many different settings and industries, including healthcare.

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