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Being lean not about being mean



Finally, the right combination of the words “lean” and “mean” in a headline. Lean is NOT mean.

Good overview of lean and Toyota Production System thinking in the article linked to above.

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Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and 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 the VP of Improvement & Innovation Services for the technology company KaiNexus. He is currently writing his next book, tentatively titled Measures of Success.

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  1. […] of the problems with the word “lean” is the negative connotations — “lean and mean” being one, and the idea of “lean” meaning that you take things away (such as […]

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