All posts tagged "Taiichi Ohno"

  • The False Allure of Complexity
    The False Allure of Complexity

    The allure of complexity blurs vision. There’s something about the way in which we human beings think that leads us to an infatuation with complex solutions. But they don't drive continuous improvement. The only way we’re going...

    • Posted December 6, 2017
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  • Extracting Fear from the Workplace
    Extracting Fear from the Workplace

    Fear is a dark angel that hovers, unacknowledged, over many workplaces. When the stigma many of us attach to the term “problem” is removed one of the key drivers of fear will have been eliminated. Taking specific...

    • Posted August 17, 2016
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  • Make Every Employee An Owner
    Make Every Employee An Owner

    When an organization’s leadership team sets in motion processes that trigger and sustain line worker involvement in process improvements, when managers interact with employees on the line, and when supervisors see their primary function as being catalysts,...

    • Posted March 29, 2016
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  • Lean for Leaders is an Antidote for Failure
    Lean for Leaders is an Antidote for Failure

    When a leadership team “Walks the Lean Walk” great things happen. When they only “Talk Lean”, nothing happens. And Lean fails. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Lean for Leaders is an antidote for failure.

    • Posted March 9, 2016
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  • Knowing Too Much and Too Little
    Knowing Too Much and Too Little at The Same Time

    Far too many managers know too much and too little at the same time. They know a lot about production numbers and quality statistics and far too little about what has to happen to drive higher levels...

    • Posted August 26, 2015
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  • Three Careers On Their Way To Being Wasted
    Three Careers On Their Way To Being Wasted

    Three careers on their way to being wasted. Tom who assumed that managers and supervisors thought he was too stupid to have any good ideas. Kim who doubted that she really had the ability to come up...

    • Posted April 14, 2015
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  • The Greatest Waste of All – Human Potential
    The Greatest Waste of All – Human Potential

    The waste of human potential doesn’t have to happen. How can the tremendous potential of the human intellect be untapped in your employees?

    • Posted August 12, 2014
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  • The False Allure of Complexity
    Lean: The Power of Simplicity

    The thinking process that Lean builds, Kaizen thinking, is a simple process. It is also an incredibly powerful process. It transforms those who practice it into expert waste spotters who engage in tenacious searches for all forms...

    • Posted December 3, 2013
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  • Kaizen Thinking: The Seven Deadly Wastes
    Kaizen Thinking: The Seven Deadly Wastes

    For many employees, to be continuously focused on ways to improve work processes through the elimination of waste is simply not part of the way they operate in the work place. Yet it is this habit, Kaizen...

    • Posted August 28, 2013
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  • The Key Drivers of Effective Management
    Respect and Trust: The Key Drivers of Effective Management

    I’ve seen intelligent, knowledgeable line workers who could make very significant contributions to their company’s productivity and profitability but who had been rendered passive and detached by their work experiences. Why does this happen? What are the...

    • Posted June 20, 2013
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