To these leaders, the message is simple. If we waited for others to be doing improvement as a condition for us to do improvement, we would never do improvement. We can only improve ourselves and our own processes and set an example for others. How do we encourage others to improve? By setting the example.
The beauty of this tool is that it helps teams to develop all the parts of a process at once, so that measuring and managing is considered at the same time as developing processes and writing procedures. It's also easily communicated to multiple process users, making it much easier to achieve a standard approach.
The lean world is fairly divided on the legitimacy of 8th Waste - the waste of untapped human potential. To me it’s pretty clear that if you’re following the principles of respect for people, it’s very hard for this waste to exist and in fact, it’s not really waste, it’s just a sign that your fundamentals aren’t in place yet.
In reality, it’s very simple to build a waste elimination culture. The principles are not difficult to grasp, the process is low cost and doesn’t require years of training. The most important principle to remember is that building a waste elimination culture is more about the culture than the waste elimination.
Clutter is the cause of many unpleasant side effects whether it’s in our homes, our minds, our schedule or our work processes.
Becoming a successful leader in a lean organisation relies heavily on the support and buy in of the people in your team
Anyone who has been involved with lean for any period of time has had experience with one of the most powerful and also one of the trickiest lean tools around. The visual display board. When designed and used correctly a visual display board is an asset to any team. They keep us on track, communicate … Continue reading Minimalist Lean – Avoiding the pitfalls of visual display boards