Your “Lean Daily Management” Approach Would Be Even Better with Some Simple Statistical Methods

Here is an article that I wrote and published on LinkedIn on Tuesday on the topic of managing metrics in a better, less wasteful, less frustrating, and more productive manner.

Click here or on the image below to read it. Or click here for a PDF. I hope you’ll comment below or on LinkedIn.

I’ve written about these concepts a lot on this blog… but I hope you enjoy it and find it to be thought provoking.

Monday, I taught a workshop on these methods at the Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit in Brussels. I’ll be teaching these methods again in:

I hope you’ll join me. I hope you’ll buy Understanding Variation and, more importantly, I hope you’ll put these methods into use.

Here are some related posts on this topic:

Meeting A Professional Hero: Donald J. Wheeler, PhD, of “Understanding Variation”

Better Metrics & “Understanding Variation” – An Important Topic for Healthcare

Managing With Red/Green Charts is Like Driving By Looking at the Rear-View Mirror

What’s Demoralizing? The Colors on a Chart or Not Improving the System?

Data Without Context Isn’t Very Helpful; Don’t Overreact to Each Up & Down

Consulting Case Studies Need Statistical Validity

Arbitrary Targets at DFW – What About Your Organization?

I hope these are helpful.


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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 book 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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