Reader Question: Why Do We Still Do It?
Dan asked a really good question in the forum for the Move to Healthcare networking site.
He suggested I pose it here, and I thought that was a great idea. Click “comments” to share your thoughts on this (and a 2nd reader question tomorrow afternoon):
Many of us in the Lean community have been through job loss due to downsizing, right sizing, strategic priority changes, leadership changes, position elimination, and so on. Some of us are even aware that our positions will be eliminated in the coming weeks – blamed primarily on the economy.
It seems that many of us in that uncomfortable position choose to return to a Lean role….somewhere. My question is – why? What makes us return to a role that is usually the 1st or 2nd to be eliminated when times get a little tough? I'm sure we can do other things. I'd venture to say that perhaps most of us have done other things for our employers prior to Lean. Doing that other thing well, may be exactly why we were asked to step into a Lean role.
If you are looking for another Lean role now, or if you will be looking for another Lean role due to job loss soon, would you mind sharing the reasons you plan to “keep doing it”?
What do you say?