Seeing John Hunter’s post with data that says only 19% of companies are happy with their Lean results, here are my thoughts.
Lean does not implement itself. Leaders implement Lean.
Lean does not fail. Organizations fail.
Rather than saying, “this is why Lean didn’t work here,” Leaders say “here is how we’ll make it work.”
Instead of saying, “our people don’t buy into Lean,” Leaders sell Lean and convince them.
It is easier to say “We tried Lean and it didn’t work” than it is to say “We failed at implementing Lean.” Easier to blame the method than to look in the mirror.
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