Our Lean Horoscope


I'm not a horoscope guy, but my client team found these in the paper yesterday and we all had a good dorky lean chuckle about how these different horoscopes applied to lean! Click on each photo for a larger, more readable view.

The first one was very relevant to Standard Work and 5S!

Virgo's was ironic as we were just starting our 5S “sorting” activity, finding those items that were either expired or no longer needed…. a “treasure” of sorts.

Scorpio (mine) should have said: “Implementing isolated lean principles, such as 5S, does not lead to a sustainable lean transformation. You have the right management on board to transform their behaviors to encourage a true lean culture, including a living standard work and kaizen system.”

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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. His latest book has been released as an "in-progress" book, titled Measures of Success.

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