So myself and my family are now in lock-down due to the spread of Covid-19. In New Zealand that means that only essential services, food, medical etc can operate. Unfortunately […]
Yesterday, I attended a short webinar by Lean Frontiers and the TWI Institute entitled “An Introduction to Standardized Work and the 5 Levels“. This webinar is free so if you’re […]
I’ve spent some of my time this holidays thinking about the benefits of the lean leadership style over traditional management, especially as it applies to entrepreneurs. You can read all […]
In the last couple of weeks I have had the privilege of introducing a whole lot of new people to the ideas and benefits of lean thinking. Many are inspired […]
You must have an alignment of strategy with the person ultimately making the decisions.
Recently, I was helping my husband with a change management assignment he was working on. He was interviewing me about improvements in the company I work for, Escea. One of […]
Just recently, I taught a class about ‘Managing the Impact of Change.’ As I was preparing for and delivering the class, I started to think about how deeply the ‘Respect […]
A culture of stopping is where each day, everyone in the company comes together to assess the previous days performance, to focus on an improve any issues experienced, to carry out housekeeping and improvement activities and to learn and grow.
Just a few weeks ago I was having a conversation with the CEO of the company where I work (Escea) as Head of Operations and ‘Lean Coach’. Two nights before […]
Do you have a great team of people working with you? Are they constantly striving to improve their processes and coming up with great ideas and improvements? Do they know […]
We’ve been working hard on arranging all the content on the Lean Minimalist site in a more user friendly way over the last few months and now have a much […]
If you’ve clicked on this post, it’s likely that you’ve not heard a lot about this thing called ‘Lean’. Lean is the nickname for the operational improvement system used by […]
What do leaders need when they are starting out in improvement? They need some strong tips to help them understand what they are trying to achieve and some tools to get started with. I’m a big believer in giving people simple, straightforward options when it comes to lean and starting an improvement program is no different.
In 2007, my Managing Director at the time handed me a book. Right in that moment, I didn’t realise the profound effect this book would have on the way I […]
It happens in every system. You find a problem, record your current state, experiment towards the target vision, come up with a fantastic solution and feel that great sense of […]
I’ve heard it many times from really successful managers. “We’re doing improvement, we’re just not documenting it.” My eyebrows always raise a bit when I hear this particular phrase. That’s […]