Jon Miller

How "flat" should an organization really be? Zappos eliminates managers

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 01-09-14

Lean means getting rid of managers, developing a flat organizational structure, and abdicating all responsibilities to the front line employees. Right? Too many people just read that without twitching. But it’s wrong. That’s not lean at all. Before going too far, lean also doesn’t mean adding organizational layers. There is

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Spreading Ideas Across Your Organization

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 05-06-11

How do you spread good ideas across your organization? My fellow blogger Jon Miller wrote a great post on Yokoten, or lateral deployment, a couple months ago. It’s a great post, both because of it’s content but also because of it’s importance. How much is an idea worth to your

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Get Lean Blogs Bundled on Your iPhone

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 08-24-10

Want to check out some of the latest lean thinking from Mark Graban at, Jon Miller at Gemba Panta Rei, Kevin Meyer and Bill Waddell at Evolving Excellence , John Hunter at Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog , Matthew May at In Pursuit of Elegance , and Ron Pereira

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Igor Stravinsky Agrees: Standards Enable Creativity

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 08-06-10

This week I’ve been commenting on things I’ve found on the web. Often, they are posts I’ve saved in my blog reader Gruml (which by the way is a fantastic Google Reader desktop app if you are a Mac user). I’ve always enjoyed Jon Miller’s posts on Gemba Panta Rei.

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