So, in a way, the whole concept of New Year's resolutions “batches up” improvement, which isn't a good thing. The start of a new calendar year is a pretty arbitrary, yet symbolic, day. True “kaizen” shouldn't require a particular day to prompt it…
That said, what are your “Lean resolutions” for 2008? These might be things you resolve to do, using Lean concepts or methods, or things you resolve to do in the course of implementing Lean.
One resolution for me to make sure I'm better at communication the “why” when implementing Lean, helping my clients articulate it and making sure everybody in the workplace understands why we are making changes or why we're trying new things. I resolve to continue asking people to challenge me, to ask why on their own, since the “why” conversation is a two-way street, whether explaining “why” or asking “why?”
What resolutions do you have? Or is the whole thing silly?
Happy New Year! Let me also take a moment to thank you for reading my blog. I appreciate the time that you take out of your day to check out my little piece of the internet. Thanks to all of you, especially, who interact with me via the comments or email. Here's to a great 2008.
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