Adopting the Customer-Driven Mentality
Here is a nice little article on the adaptation of lean principles and the Toyota Production System to service sectors, such as call centers. The article has a nice summary of pull vs. push, but also briefly touches on the cultural aspects of lean, the idea of moving away from a command-and-control environment to one where individual front line workers are “smartened up” (as opposed to dumbed down) to help drive improvements and to reduce waste.
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