Monday, April 1, 2019

Lean Roundup #118 – March 2019



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

Toyota Kata and Culture Change – Mark Rosenthal talks about using Toyota Kata as the mechanism for altering the culture of the organization.

Neither Too Rigid, Nor Too Loose – Pascal Dennis talks about the need from principles over countermeasures which are temporary if you want to transform an organization or industry.

The Limits of Learning From Failure – Kevin Meyer discusses the balance of the learning experience of failure and the consequences of the failure itself.

Lean is *Not* a Training and Development Activity - Dan Markovitz explains why your likely to fail if you think Lean is a training and development activity you need to implement.

What Meetings Reveal About a Leader’s Beliefs – Jon Miller says meetings reveal what the leaders really think about how people should spend their time.

What’s the Follow Up Plan? – Steve Kane says teaching needs to be followed up with skilled coaching until proficiency in sustaining the new practice has taken hold.

Ask Art: Aren’t You a Little “Old School” in Your Kaizen Approach To Implementing Lean Thinking? – Art Byrne explains why kaizen is not old school and why it is so necessary for companies.

Designed In Quality – Jim Morgan talks about how Toyota’s principles and practices might help you design-in better quality in your products and processes.


But TPS Doesn't Apply to Us.... – Mark Graban says while you may be different a better use of time, perhaps, is to think about how TPS concepts and high-level Lean management principles can be adapted to your own setting.

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