All posts tagged "Taiichi Ohno"

  • Yes, I Do Want to Come to Work
    Yes, I Do Want to Come to Work…

    A worker at a sheltered workshop once shared with me what I think couldn’t possibly be a better reason for coming to work. This one said it all. Wanting to do a good job. Wanting his company...

    • Posted September 19, 2018
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  • Einstein’s Gets Lean!
    Einstein’s Gets Lean!

    Nothing in our environment changes unless the thinking that created it changes. So how does this apply to me and to you? If you and I agree that our work environments are not perfect, and further agree...

    • Posted August 14, 2018
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  • Anger, Respect, and Productivity
    Anger, Respect, and Productivity

    Showing respect for workers makes all the difference in worker attitudes and product quality. And why is showing respect for workers of such supreme importance? Because not showing respect triggers anger (that great enemy of productivity and...

    • Posted April 5, 2018
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  • 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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