COLUMN - A lean transformation is not just a prerogative of top management, but a goal to be shared across an organization. Here's a few thoughts on how I.T. people specifically can contribute to a turnaround.
OPINION - The inspiring story of lean applied to food distribution to the New York City poor prompts Linda Van Driel, Business Manager of Lean Management Instituut, to share her thoughts on the bigger problem of hunger and on what lean people can do to help tackle it.
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.
OPINION - How often have you heard the sentence, “Lean can’t work here – this isn’t Japan”? Probably more than you can remember. Here’s why national traits are simply another excuse to justify a failed attempt to change.