Some of you might remember my attempt at creating a Lean “message board” discussion forum back in 2006. It was active for a while, but usage trailed off — plus LinkedIn groups and the improved LEI Forums serve that purpose very well. So my message board is pretty much a dead project.
I did, though, have someone ask recently if there was a place for online discussion of my book. The old message board had a section for each chapter of my book, but it wasn’t being used. Now that my book has a pretty large reader community, I thought I’d try again with a new Lean Hospitals page on the “Ning” platform — the same platform as my existing Move to Healthcare group for those interesting in bringing their Lean experience into healthcare.
The address is: http://leanhospitals.ning.com/ and a screen shot is below. I hope you’ll give it a try if you want to ask questions about my book and/or interact with other readers.
It was real easy to set up, so let’s see if anything comes of it. I’m willing to participate if you are…
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 new Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. Mark is also the VP of Innovation and Improvement Services for KaiNexus.