10 Key Lean Mindsets for Factories, Hospitals, Startups, and More


Here's my latest post for LinkedIn through their “Influencers” series. It might be old hat to readers of this blog, but I hope what I shared is useful for a wider audience that I have there.

10 Key Lean Mindsets for Factories, Hospitals, Startups, and More

You can also read it on Medium.com.

Feel free to comment there at LinkedIn or here at the bottom of this post.

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I know I barely scratched the surface… what mindsets would you add? I think “respect for people” is embedded in all of this.

Listen to Mark read the post (subscribe to the podcast):

A few tweetable thoughts from the article:

Use only reliable, thoroughly tested technology that serves your people and processes. Click To Tweet As they also say at Toyota, No problems is a problem. Click To Tweet Forcing people to embrace #Lean methods in a command & control way misses the point completely. Click To Tweet

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It's not that the hospital didn't follow their post-surgical counts procedure… they DIDN'T HAVE ONE? How is that even possible in the year 2015?

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Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and professional speaker, and podcaster with experience in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. Mark's new book is The Mistakes That Make Us: Cultivating a Culture of Learning and Innovation. He is also the author of Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More, the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, and the anthology Practicing Lean. Mark is also a Senior Advisor to the technology company KaiNexus.


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