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 butRead More
A Wider View of Innovation
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.Read More
Change at the Right Level
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 onlyRead More
The Invincible Company
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/3mHjOaYRead More
Do You Delay, Adjust, or Redesign?
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 criteriaRead More
Lean Teams Partnering with other Groups
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 mightRead More
Your Lean Team Resources
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. WatchRead More
A Centralized or Decentralized Lean Team?
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 thisRead More