All posts tagged "Lean"

  • Great Processes = Great Results
    Great Processes = Great Results

    Great processes carried out by engaged workers drives great results. Use this six-step process to achieve a shift from a focus on results to a focus on work processes.

    • Posted October 17, 2018
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  • Fallacy of a Focus on Results
    The Fallacy of a Focus on Results

    The absurdity of trying to drive results by focusing solely on results should be obvious to all of us. Unhappily, it isn’t. Results don’t happen because a company is focused on them. Good results are driven by...

    • Posted September 27, 2018
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  • 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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  • Why Do You Come to Work?
    Why Do You Come to Work?

    I’m sure we all agree that it’s very important to have employees who want to come to work and who take pride in the quality of their work. So how do we make it happen?

    • Posted September 5, 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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  • Let’s Hear It for the Snitches!
    Let’s Hear It for the Snitches!

    From a very early age, you and I learned that being a “tattletale” or a “snitch” is one of the very worst things we could be. The cult of the cowboy, pervasive in our society and workplaces,...

    • Posted July 26, 2018
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  • A Lean Parable
    A Lean Parable

    Many attempts to implement Lean fail. Organizations “do the Lean tools” and discover that in relatively short order the use of these tools fades away. Why does this happen? There are two causes, and here's what you...

    • Posted July 17, 2018
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  • Nothing Beats Simplicity
    Nothing Beats Simplicity

    Start simple. Stay focused on taking the struggle out of everyone’s work. Let the power of Lean be experienced in simple ways. Nothing beats the power of simplicity.

    • Posted June 28, 2018
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  • Henry Ford: America’s First Lean Champion
    Henry Ford: America’s First Lean Champion

    "The ordinary way of doing business is not the best way." This statement gets right at the heart of the kind of thinking that drove the success of Ford Motor Company in the early part of the...

    • Posted June 19, 2018
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  • Demand Driven Education
    Workforce Development News – June 18, 2018

    This week: Demand Driven Education, Perfect Storm for the Manufacturing Workforce, Healthcare Jobs and the Great Recession, Nontraditional Pathways Can Lead Workers to Good Jobs, Improve Before Automating Your Company’s Processes, Get the Outcome You Want Every...

    • Posted June 18, 2018
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