Monday, June 29, 2020

Lean Roundup #133 – June 2020



A selection of highlighted blog posts from Lean bloggers from the month of June 2020.  You can also view the previous monthly Lean Roundups here.

The Genius in Simplicity — 5 Lessons in Kaizen to Improve Our Lives – Brendan McGurgan discusses a deep reflection after talking with Paul Akers of 5 areas of our lives where a Lean mentality and application of Kaizen will have profound effects.

Towards Non-scale Management – Jon Miller says that people get the point of Taiichi Ohno’s book Toyota Production wrong, it was about the desire to get to no scale production.

Lean Outside the Factory - Reverse Magic! – Pascal Dennis reminds us the next frontier of lean is the office, where we need to make the invisible, visible.

Andon – Putting Quality at the Forefront – Al Norval explains the key connection between detecting abnormalities and stopping the process for humans to solve problems is andon.

Do You Really Understand the Problem You’re Trying to Solve? – Dan Markovitz shares four tips that can help you improve your problem framing and therefore your problem solving.

Why coaching? – Jamie Flinchbaugh explains why coaching is the most important leadership capability for effective problem solving.

Do Generalists or Specialists Win in 2020? – Marci Reynolds believes in 2020 and beyond, that it’s less about using a specialist or generalist approach, and more about using a flexible, adaptable approach.

Team Improvement: Management Desires vs Team Reality – Johanna Rothman explains what happens when managers don’t understand the reality and are too focused on a specific solution instead of the desired outcome.

Reflections on Respect and Countermeasures — In Workplaces and Society - Mark Graban discusses the need for being proactive, experimentation, and respect since there is no single magical root cause not one countermeasure will do.

Lean Must Learn From Black Lives Matter  - Bob Emiliani shares thoughts Lean management adoption by CEOs and what could be done to increase the number of CEOs come around.

Lean Thinking for Solving Systemic Problems - Jon Miller discusses the insights that lean thinking offers to solve systemic problems and how that relates to current events.

Five Revolutions Into the Lean Journey: What's Next? – Daniel Jones says the current pandemic serves as an opportunity for us to rethink the world of enterprise and explains five different revolutions of Lean.

How to Show Respect During a Pandemic – Katrina Appell shares a helpful framework to show respect which is challenging under normal business conditions especially challenging during COVID.


How to Fail At Lean in Four Easy Steps – Regis Medina shares four ways to fail at Lean as means bring success to your own Lean journey. 


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