Monday, January 6, 2020

Lean Roundup #127 – December 2019



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

How to be Tough on Process, Easy on People – Jon Miller explains how can we be tough on process and easy on people through our interactions to strengthen the culture.

Troubleshooting by Defining Standards – Mark Rosenthal shares a series of questions that, if asked and addressed in sequence, can help you troubleshoot a process.

Two Pillars of the Lean Business System – Pascal Dennis discusses the two pillars of Lean, continuous improvement and respect for people.

Making the Invisible Visible in Design Projects – Al Norval describes how to make invisible work like that in design projects visible.

Practicing Gratitude within the Daily Accountability Process – Jon Miller shares an example of putting appreciation into the daily accountability agenda meeting.

Making People and Making Things – in Japan or Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood – Mark Graban says a truly Lean organization has that sense of respect for each individual — that everyone's job is important and contributes to the goals.

Let Joy Power Your Organization's Flight – Richard Sheridan outlines the relevant principles that cause human teams to fly so we can begin designing organizations that can fly and fly fast and far to amazing destinations.

What Ever Happened to Mura? – Ken Eakin says we need to bring the two lost Ms of muri and mura back into the basic “Lean 101” curriculum and vocabulary.

Ask Art: What Do You Mean When You Say “Productivity equals Wealth”? – Art Byrne explains that if done correctly productivity is the greatest wealth creator in the world.


Learning from Toyota Way Principles versus Copying Toyota practices – Jeffrey Liker explains why there are no “solutions” from Toyota, only ideas and copying Toyota’s culture is ill advised.
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