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  • How sustain a Lean Culture

    Look to your people, the best resource you have. These people touch every part of daily operations through a process called managing by DAILY improvement. When a Lean culture is truly developed in a company, and old behavior, habits, and ways of working are modified, people become process improve...

    Tags: Lean Culture, Lean Management, kaizen, Standard work, PDCA, DMAIC

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  • Are You a Lean Manager or Fun Uncle?

    Today’s post highlights several ways a Lean manager can develop stronger teams who produce better results. I dropped my nephew off at his parent’s house a bit later than I had intended, and a lot later than his bedtime. That was just one of the countless rules I had broken over the c...

    Tags: Lean Management System, Everyday Lean, Go to the Gemba, Leader Standard Work, Lean Culture, Lean Management, Lean Manager, Process Customer

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  • The Five Stages of Visual Management

    Today’s post focuses on a team’s typical response to implementing visual management. This is the third in a series of posts about visual management; check here for more posts on the topic.  When getting started with your visual management efforts (or any Lean initiativ...

    Tags: Visual Management, Everyday Lean, Lean Culture, Lean Management, Lean Management System, Lean Manager, Lean Office

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  • Better Problem Solving in Five Steps

    Today’s post provides tips for problem solving in your own work. I once worked with an executive who gave some really practical advice to new employees about owning their work: No one else in the organization knows more about the problems you face every day than you do. If ...

    Tags: Everyday Lean, Lean Culture, Lean enterprise, Lean Management, Lean Manager, Lean Office, Problem Solving

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  • Can My Visual Management Really be on a Screen? A Debate

    Today’s post compares the benefits and drawbacks of using analog and digital technologies for visual management. As described in a previous post, the main purpose of visual management is, “the status of the system can be understood at a glance by everyone involved.” This c...

    Tags: Visual Management, Everyday Lean, Leader Standard Work, Lean Culture, Lean enterprise, Lean Management, Lean Management System, Lean Manager, Lean Office

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  • Five Tips for Office Gemba Walks

    Today’s post provides tips for conducting gemba walks in the office. “Go see, ask why, show respect.” – Fujio Cho Gemba walks are a critical component of a high-performing Lean Management System. Gemba walks involve going to where the work is actually being done, a...

    Tags: The Lean Office, Everyday Lean, Go to the Gemba, Leader Standard Work, Lean Culture, Lean enterprise, Lean Management, Lean Management System, Lean Manager, Lean Office

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  • Lean Culture and Waffles

    Today’s post highlights several elements of a true Lean culture. “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” – Peter Drucker I bet Peter Drucker could make some good waffles. . . I, on the other hand, made the worst-tasting waffles in world history this past weekend. We...

    Tags: Lean Management System, Everyday Lean, Lean Assessment, Lean Culture, Lean enterprise, Lean Management, Lean Manager

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  • Four Benefits of Leader Standard Work

    Today’s post highlights four benefits Lean managers can realize by using Leader Standard Work. Is there another tool in the Lean toolbox that gets more publicity, but is actually used less than Leader Standard Work? I’m convinced based on personal experience and stories f...

    Tags: Leader Standard Work, Everyday Lean, Lean Culture, Lean Management, Lean Management System, Lean Manager, Problem Solving

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  • Visual Management – Side Effects May Vary

    Today’s post focuses on some side effects that may (definitely will) occur when implementing visual management, and suggestions for handling them. This is the fifth in a series of posts about visual management; check here for more posts on the topic.  “I think (...

    Tags: Visual Management, Everyday Lean, Go to the Gemba, Leader Standard Work, Lean Culture, Lean enterprise, Lean Management, Lean Management System, Lean Manager, Lean Office, Problem Solving

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  • Visual Management – The Usual Suspects

    Today’s post focuses on some common mindsets you “may” (definitely will) come across when implementing visual management, and suggestions for handling them. This is the sixth in a series of posts about visual management; check here for more posts&nb...

    Tags: Visual Management, Everyday Lean, Lean Culture, Lean enterprise, Lean Management, Lean Manager, Lean Office

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