ARTICLE - Develop your people if you want to develop a better (lean management) system in your business. This is the key message of this article, which looks at the role of management in an organization and in society.
ARTICLE - Whether an organization pursues a lean transformation often depends on the early financial results - the low hanging fruit - it's able to achieve. This article offers a model to meet business needs while ensuring a transformation lasts.
ARTICLE - In this essay, first appeared in his book Gemba Walks, Jim P. Womack describes the benefits of launching lean in a greenfield environment drawing from his experience volunteering in Central America.
ARTICLE - We are often told that employee resistance to change is natural, but it’s really just the result of a wrong approach to lean thinking. Learn to effectively engage people and change will follow.
ARTICLE - Two weeks ago, Art and Michael shared their thoughts on mindset and on what leading lean thinkers have said about it over the years. In part 2 of their article, they discuss how to grasp the true spirit of lean.
ARTICLE - The set of guidelines explained in this article will help you to understand how to properly structure your lean transformation, keeping into account the entire organization as it tries to embrace and manage change.
ARTICLE - We talk about “changing our mindset” all the time, but do we really understand what this means in the context of our lean transformation? This two-part article explores this topic to try to understand what the spirit of lean thinking really is.
Marie-Pia Ignace , Regis Medina, and Sandrine Olivencia
ARTICLE - IT has become such a huge part of our lives that it is somehow surprising that more has not been done to improve it yet. Lean thinking and agile have the power to make software development and IT processes less knotty, but before they can their relationship and prerogatives must be understood.
ARTICLE - Lean thinking draws inspiration and has the ability to learn from a variety of sources, and this is perhaps one of the reasons why it's been able to adapt so well to applications in so many environments. And sometimes the greatest learnings are hidden in unexpected places. Ever wondered what acupuncture and lean have in common?
ARTICLE - Can a company be considered lean if its improvement efforts result in layoffs? Michael Ballé, PhD answers this frequently asked question drawing from his own experience dealing with organizations.