Mark Graban's leanblog.org - Lean Healthcare, Lean Hospitals, Healthcare Kaizen, Lean Thinking, Lean Manufacturing, Toyota Production System

The Declaration of Independence

1

While many Lean thinkers would love to declare independence from old-fashioned, traditional, and ineffective “command and control” thinking, it's a holiday (in the United States… belated Canada Day greetings to our friends up north), so we'll remember the real Declaration of Independence.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

Happy Independence Day. My own personal standardized work prevents me from saying “Happy July 4th!!” That said, it's weird to have a holiday on a Wednesday… somebody please look into that. :-)

Post continues after ad...

Please post a comment and join the discussion. Subscribe to get notified about posts daily or weekly.

Post continues after ad...

Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and speaker who has worked in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. His most recent book is an anthology titled Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also the VP of Improvement & Innovation Services for the technology company KaiNexus.

1 Comment

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.