Organizational Design and the Role of HR in Lean

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 02-19-10

This originally appeared on the Lean Career Compass blog. Lean is a human system. And human resources deals with humans, right? So HR should have a pretty active role in lean. In most cases, I see them sitting on the sidelines. This is sad. It’s not that they don’t want

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Lean Kaizen: A Simplified Approach to Process Improvements

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 09-06-08
[amazon asin=0873896890&template=iframe image] Author: George Alukai & Anthony Manos Publication Date: 2006 Book Description: What's the key message? This book is published by the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and is based on the authors' work developing and delivering a two-day course in lean enterprise and an additional one-day course Read More

Kaizen and the Art of Creative Thinking

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[amazon asin=1897363591&template=iframe image] Author: Shigeo Shingo Publication Date: 2007 Book Description: What's the key message? Kaisen and the Art of Creative Thinking is a new translation of a book Dr. Shingo wrote in 1958, but there is nothing outdated about it. Simple on the surface, the book may take several Read More

Kaizen: The Key to Japan’s Competitive Success

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[amazon asin=007554332X&template=iframe image] Author: Masaaki Imai Publication Date: 1987 Book Description: What's the key message? Kaizen means improvement. In the workplace, it means continuous improvement involving everyone - managers and workers alike. The book focuses much more on the attitudes and culture of kaizen than it does the tools. The Read More