Feature Articles

Fast thinking, deep thinking

Columns By: Michael Ballé
Michael Ballé

COLUMN - What does lean do for people in your organization? This column explores how their way of thinking changes as a culture of continuous improvement and problem solving takes root.

Organize up: the real reward

Columns By: Michael Ballé
Michael Ballé

COLUMN - This month, Michael Ballé, Founder of the Institut Lean France, addresses the ongoing debate on rewards and recognition, explaining how a structure that allows for an optimal relationship between team members, team leaders and group leaders will influence motivation.

Cost-cutting made smart

Columns By: Michael Ballé
Michael Ballé

COLUMN - What is the relationship between lean thinking and cost-cutting? Here's why you should focus on improvements as opposed to slashing a budget.

 

The layoffs taboo

Features By: Michael Ballé
Michael Ballé

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.

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