Jeffrey Liker’s new book on Toyota Culture: The Heart and Soul of the Toyota Way is out. I’m getting a copy on Tuesday and hope to post a review ASAP. If anyone else is reading it, feel free to share comments here.
Update: I am recording a podcast interview with Dr. Liker on January 27. If you have questions for him, email me, or call the Lean Line to record an audio question. You can catch earlier discussions with him here and here.
If anyone has stories to share about your own “lean culture” efforts, post a comment or email me using the link in left-hand column. Anything emailed to me will only be published with your express permission and I’ll respect any needs for anonymity. Are you successfully transitioning to a “lean culture?” What are you struggling with?
I’ve been fortunate to be working one hospital laboratory department, in particular, that is doing some really good work toward becoming more lean in their management approach and culture (kaizen, problem solving, and other lean methods). Maybe I can ask their director to share some thoughts on their experiences. Lots of good work going on in other hospitals too, that’s very encouraging.
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