Tag Archives: People & organisation
The Lean-Fitness AnalogyThe Lean-Fitness Analogy is a teaching aid originally developed in the Lean Enterprise Research Centre for use in lean oriented courses for practitioners and employees. It presents a comparison of going lean with getting fit and aims to communicate the ‘essence’ of lean thinking and the challenges of going lean.... Read More
Using the Power of TWI Job RelationsHow to Overcome Engagement Stagnation and Accelerate Change: Using the Power of TWI Job Relations Summary In the second article on TWI, Denis Becker discusses how operations managers can build engagement and accelerate change by using the TWI Job Relations program. TWI JR develops our supervisors’ and managers’ Skill in... Read More
Gamification is the Future of the Workplace. Here’s WhyIs gamification right for your company? Are your sales reps excited to come to work each day? Or do they dread each call, pensively check their monitor clocks, mentally computing how much time there is left before they can leave the floor? According to the 2014 Global Workforce Study conducted by Towers Watson, four... Read More
The Habits of an Improver by Prof Bill LucasIntroduction It can be argued that the effectiveness of lean thinking in the workplace is ultimately due to individual behaviour and motivation – and on the critical habits that people form that are conducive to process thinking and continuous improvement. In this Healthcare Foundation article, Prof Bill Lucas of the... Read More
Creating Organisational Cultures of Learning – Linked Learning Loops“The trouble with us is that we’ve got no corporate memory.” I’ve heard this statement in various forms from a variety of different people I’ve worked with over the years. The starkest version came from a senior officer in a police force. He was referring to the fact that his... Read More
The Five Essential Qualities of a Lean ManagerLean management (and the leadership implicit within the role) plays an essential role in the operation and success of lean businesses. Without a willingness to adopt a lean leadership approach, companies will struggle to fully benefit from the implementation of lean, as leading influencers will still be fixed in traditional... Read More
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