Also from the August issue of Assembly Magazine is my latest column of Leading Lean. The topic this month is the key issue of observing. I believe the true ability to observe is a under appreciated topic in lean. Sure we talk about it, and we even do it, but do we do it effectively. Read the whole column here: Don't Just See – Observe!
Didn't think you could weave Johnny Carson into lean? Think again. Here's the opening paragraph.
Carnack the Magnificentâ€”Johnny Carson's psychic persona on “The Tonight Show”â€”would pull an envelope from a jar, hold it to his forehead and answer the question sealed inside. Then he would open the envelope and read the question. Unfortunately, implementing lean is often done the same wayâ€”as a solution in searching for the right problem to solve. It was funny on “The Tonight Show”; it isn't funny when it leads your organization to failure.
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