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Is Your Mediocrity an Emergency?

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Seth's Blog: The Mediocre Emergency

While Seth Godin is mainly a marketing guru, I like his provocative thoughts. From a lean manufacturing perspective, is it easier to “fix” a factory that has an emergency (such as imminent plant closing) than it is to fix a plant that is just lurching along in mediocrity?

Can you get people to treat their mediocrity as an emergency? The mediocre factory that isn't improving (or isn't lean) is an emergency just waiting to happen. Don't wait until the emergency is here and then wish you had done more!

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Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and professional speaker who has worked in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. 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 book is the anthology Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also a Senior Advisor to the technology company KaiNexus. He is currently writing his next book, tentatively titled Measures of Success.

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