Saturday Fun: Social Media on “The Office”


I know this is a blog about Lean, but if you're reading this, you might be somewhat hip to social media. That's such a dorky way of expressing that, “hip to it.” Is “dorky” an uncool way of saying not cool? Oh well. This isn't the “Cool Blog,” ha ha.

Some Lean social media links:

This week, we share a really funny clip from the Office.

Here is the specific clip (it's worth fighting through any ads you might be shown). If the link goes to the whole episode (the hulu clip embed was being glitchy), jump to about 10:36 in.

Here is a YouTube version for the non U.S. readers.


Yes, social media can seem like a waste of time, but if you use it properly, it can be great for networking, learning, and promoting products or ideas.  Here is my podcast on this subject with Joe Dager (from last year, so I guess I've learned a lot since this interview, but Joe says it was a good interview).


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Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and professional speaker who has worked in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. His latest book is Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. He also published 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.

  1. Dan Markovitz says

    I saw this the other night and almost fell off the couch laughing. I think the show is becoming less funny (why is it that having a baby seems to be the death knell for funniness in sitcoms – even when the baby never appears?), but this moment was a reminder of how brilliant the show could be.
    .-= Dan Markovitz ´s last blog ..The downside of automation =-.

  2. Mark Graban says

    I agree with you Dan that The Office was less funny in recent years, as it became more of a soap opera. But the last few episodes dealing with Sabre and their defective printers, etc. have been pretty funny, I think.

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