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.”

Please check out my main blog page at www.leanblog.org

The RSS feed content you are reading is copyrighted by the author, Mark Graban.

, , , on the author's copyright.

What do you think? Please scroll down (or click) to post a comment. Or please share the post with your thoughts on LinkedIn – and follow me or connect with me there.

Did you like this post? Make sure you don't miss a post or podcast — Subscribe to get notified about posts via email daily or weekly.

Check out my latest book, The Mistakes That Make Us: Cultivating a Culture of Learning and Innovation:

Get New Posts Sent To You

Select list(s):
Previous articleBoeing’s Lean Bet
Next articleAnother Drug Error Waiting to Happen?
Mark Graban
Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and professional speaker, and podcaster with experience in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. Mark's new book is The Mistakes That Make Us: Cultivating a Culture of Learning and Innovation. He is also the author of Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More, the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, and the anthology Practicing Lean. Mark is also a Senior Advisor to the technology company KaiNexus.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.