Show Notes and Approximate Time, Episode #16
- 1:30 About Jim, his background with lean, about his firm
- 2:50 What does it mean, “retained search firm”?
- 4:40 Jim’s firm defines lean as “Toyota Way leadership” — Toyota Production System AND the Toyota Product Development System
- 5:00 How is the job market for lean talent, generally speaking?
- 6:30 People “used to hire forktruck operators out of Toyota” because they thought they knew the secret sauce
- 7:40 Jim Womack’s email about the end of “the lean tool age”
- 8:00 How do you consider someone’s individual or local lean accomplishments versus a good candidate having been in a prototypical lean company?
- 9:30 What are Jim’s 5 profiles for excellent lean candidates?
- 10:30 Been in the Toyota Product Development System market very heavily lately, the talent with experience there has been slim
- 12:30 The market for lean in services areas
- 16:00 What about recruitment for executive level positions?
- 21:45 Harder to find people who can use lean to drive growth or revenue rather than only reducing costs/waste
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About LeanBlog.org: Mark Graban is a consultant, author, and speaker in the “lean healthcare” methodology. Mark is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. Mark is also the VP of Customer Success for the technology company KaiNexus. He lives in San Antonio, Texas.