In classical management, waste is a feature, not a bug. It is only within the very narrow realm of Toyota's management system and Lean management that waste is bug. This sets up a cognitive dissonance that Lean people have difficulty resolving. It comes from the inability to resolve the distinction … [Read more...] about Waste is a Feature, Not a Bug
My enduring curiosity and passion for problem-solving led me to work on a problem that the principal leaders of the Lean movement either ignored or told me that it would be a waste of time. I could not ignore it and I did not see it as a waste of time. My view is that arousing interest in Lean … [Read more...] about Business Leaders’ Case for Ignoring Lean
Unfortunately, most people mindlessly believe the statement: "What gets gets measured gets managed." Click here to learn how this statement is easily proven to be untrue. The commonly believed statement "If the worker hasn’t learned, then the instructor hasn’t taught" is also easily proven to … [Read more...] about What Gets Measured Gets Managed?