LeanBlog Podcast #28 features our friend and frequent guest, Norman Bodek, noted lean author, consultant, and President of PCS Press. This also celebrates the one-year anniversary of the Podcast, which featured Norman as our first guest. As I've given him credit for previously, the Podcast really was Norman's idea when he said I should do “radio interviews” with him. Thankfully, this has turned into a series of interviews with others that I have enjoyed immensely. I hope you enjoy them as well.
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Keywords and Main Points, Episode #28
- Summary of Norman's talk at the TWI Summit and the “pledge of continuous improvement.”
- Gantt's book “Organizing Work” (via Google Books) — the stakeholder groups that a business must serve (including community)
- Lifetime employment and the obligation for good management
- Can you have a workplace with no bosses? Example of a Skippy peanut butter plant
- Is the ultimate goal automation? Norman's thoughts on that
- Managers' resistance to change as a separate type of waste?
- Being on the floor all the time as a manager
- Norman talking about “conscious learning” (his next book)
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