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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

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

Tweet of the Day

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 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 the anthology 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. He is currently writing his next book, tentatively titled Measures of Success.

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