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Measuring Your Lean Journey

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 12-08-20

If your lean journey is important, shouldn’t you measure it? How should you measure it? This is a common question I receive from my advisory clients. I don’t think there is one right answer, because in part you need to be clear about what question you’re trying to answer, who

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Relentless Patience

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 11-18-20

When people talk about a lean journey, they say the word “journey” as if they understand it will take time to change a culture, however, their behavior often reveals they don’t have the relentless patience will actually take to create change.  We talk about the effort required to changing culture but

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A Wider View of Innovation

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 11-17-20

Innovation means different things to different people. It also unfortunately means different things to different organizations. Organizations can get trapped in their traditional views on innovation, and it is time to adopt a wider view of what innovation can and should be.      

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Change at the Right Level

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 11-10-20

Many, if not all organizations (including governments and non-profits) are having to change to deal with the multiple crises of 2020. Some of those changes are positive, some negative, and some a matter of life and death. But, are you trying to change at the right level? Many are only

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The Invincible Company

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 09-29-20

I recently read The Invincible Company, the latest in a series that began as Business Model Generation. This very much depends on that first book. But if you’re currently rethinking your strategy and business model, then this book might be for you. The Invincible Company: https://amzn.to/3kIX2xt Business Model Generation: https://amzn.to/3mHjOaY

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Do You Delay, Adjust, or Redesign?

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 08-27-20

The COVID pandemic has delayed and deferred many important activities from projects to learning to networking. Many companies and individuals are facing decisions about what to do with those important but on-hold items. In this video, I provide a framework for sorting through options and making decisions, with the criteria

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Lean Teams Partnering with other Groups

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 07-28-20

Your lean team isn’t the only group that supports the company. Others do as well. You hope that you all have a unique value proposition, but there is likely overlap, and perhaps even the potential for greater value. Who should you partner with? How should you partner, and how might

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Your Lean Team Resources

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 07-23-20

You’ve decided to organize your people to help drive lean. Who should you select? Should you build (grow internally) or buy (hire experience)? How many people do you need? And what are the alternatives? In this 3rd video in the Organizing Your Lean Team series, we explore these questions. Watch

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A Waste Walk on my Morning Routine

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 07-22-20

While I try to practice a lens for waste in all of my work and passionately eliminate what I can, I haven’t done an actual waste walk on my work in a while. So I thought I would do a waste walk on the part of my work that has

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A Centralized or Decentralized Lean Team?

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 07-16-20

There is no universally best way to organize those resources who identify as lean or continuous improvement people. Should you have them centrally located in one team? Should you embed them throughout the company in a decentralized way? Should you do a hybrid of both? What matters in making this

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