What my Mother taught me about Lean Today is Mother’s day and gives me cause to reflect on what my Mother taught me about lean. From an early age, my mother managed to instill an innate ability for lean thinking. Managing a household and being able to orchestrate a host of tasks and demands, all the while keeping the place clean, […]
Your Mother Doesn’t Work Here!
Anticipation – Wait For It!
Anticipation We’ve all said it, “I just can’t wait!” We look forward to certain events, both big and small, with eager anticipation. We carefully plan for vacations, family events, a get together with friends, or major purchases like a new car or home. Our minds race, eagerly waiting for that magic moment to arrive. Anticipation instills excitement and expectation in […]
Lean Thinking for Change – Is this Kaizen?
Image via Wikipedia Every lean organization recognizes the need for – and significance of – practicing Kaizen or continuous improvement. That Kaizen is integral to any lean initiative is clearly evidenced by the numerous references, discussions, and success stories in two highly recommended and revered books: “Lean Thinking: Banish Waste and Create Wealth in Your Corporation” by James P. Womack […]