Throwback Thursday: Flexing, Gemba Claus, Problems, Shook, Jail, and Holiday Gifts
From this date in 2009:
I’d argue that “flexing” should really be called something more brutally accurate like “sending staff home because we view them only as direct labor.”
From December 2009:
Play this Lean Blog classic carol or click on the link above to read the lyrics:
From this week in 2014:
In a “Kaizen” process in a team, I encourage people to bring problems forward even if they do NOT have a solution or “countermeasure” in mind. When somebody points out a problem, that can prompt discussion or brainstorming (with the manager and colleagues) about what solutions could be tested.
From this week in 2013:
I think it was really important for John to speak to the Lean Startup crowd… the important thing wasn’t the NUMMI history, per se, but rather the core message of Lean Culture that can be so powerful in factories, hospitals, or startups.
From this week in 2006:
A woman is dead. But is throwing a nurse in jail the right response? Does that help prevent any other medical mistakes? Likely not. This nurse had a perfect track record. As with many systemic errors, it’s a matter of chance: wrong place/wrong time for the patient and for the caregiver.
From this week in 2011:
This guide is a mix of products I legitimately use and enjoy and some are somewhat tongue-in-cheek items that seem “Lean” in one way or another.
And from yesterday… video of the “Ask Us Anything!” Q&A Session (Part 3) that Greg Jacobson, MD and I did together… all 3 sessions are in this playlist.