Muda = "Stupid-Nothing"??
The IHI is doing a great job of driving lean in the healthcare world. This overview of waste reduction has a noteworthy comment. They claim that the Japanese word “muda” (which I knew as “waste”) is sometimes translated as:
Has anyone else ever heard that? It’s a very apt term, even though I don’t think I’ll go around pointing out the “stupid nothings” with my clients!