The Declaration of Independence

While many Lean thinkers would love to declare independence from old-fashioned, traditional, and ineffective “command and control” thinking, it’s a holiday (in the United States… belated Canada Day greetings to our friends up north), so we’ll remember the real Declaration of Independence.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

Happy Independence Day. My own personal standardized work prevents me from saying “Happy July 4th!!” That said, it’s weird to have a holiday on a Wednesday… somebody please look into that. :-)


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Mark Graban's passion is creating a better, safer, more cost effective healthcare system for patients and better workplaces for all. Mark is a consultant, author, and speaker in the "Lean healthcare" methodology. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. His most recent project is an eBook titled Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also the VP of Improvement & Innovation Services for the technology company KaiNexus.

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    There’s also a bit deeper of a post from Chad Walters on this day and continuous improvement:

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