My book, The Triumph of Classical Management Over Lean Management, analyzed the unusual phenomenon of why generations of leaders ignore, reject, or are indifferent to Lean management, and, consequently, why Lean transformation continues to be rare. Readers overwhelmingly agree that I succeeded … [Read more...] about Criticism of Triumph of Classical Management
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This is the back story to the book Eliminating Waste in Teaching. For more than 15 years I have been a dedicated student of the history of management. The particular years of interest are 1890 to the early 1930s, a time known as the Progressive Era. It was during this era that a new system of … [Read more...] about The Back Story – Eliminating Waste in Teaching
When the world became aware of Toyota's production system in the mid-1970s, there was one genba -- the shop floor. I call this Genba 3. When Lean arrived in 1988, there remained just one genba -- the shop floor. Within a few years, office work became recognized as another genba (Genba 2) where large … [Read more...] about How Many Genbas are There?