Thursday, January 31, 2019

Lean Roundup #116 – January 2019



A selection of highlighted blog posts from Lean bloggers from the month of January, 2019.  You can also view the previous monthly Lean Roundups here.

Toyota as a “People Development Company” – Mark Graban discusses the importance of developing people within the company.

Avoid the Arbitrary Constraints of Time – Kevin Meyer asks what we would do differently if we did not have the arbitrary constraint of the end of the year, month, etc.

Not Recognizing Problems Exist is a BIG Problem – Jeff Hajek explains how to get aggressive in looking for problems.

What is a system? - Keith Sparkjoy talks about the human aspect of systems in terms of selfishness and sacrifice.

Creating Resistance As You Go (Don’t) – Mark Rosenthal explains what doesn’t work and what does work in change management.

Are You Building High-Performing Teams? – Jim Morgan describes the characteristics of teams learned from his experience at Ford Motor Company.

Take Baby Steps Towards Improvement – Mark Graban talks about the taking baby steps toward your resolutions to accomplish more.

Ask Art: How is Lean A Time-Based Strategy? – Art Byrne explains why lean is not about cost reduction but rather the best approach for competing on time.

Small Improvements Instead of Resolutions for the New Year – Steve Kane says taking on too much–too grand a resolution–is too big a mountain to climb.


The 10 Commandments for a Lean Journey  - Jon Miller shares 10 Commandments for a Lean Journey, as seen through Raymond Chandler’s (novelist of detective fiction) filter.

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