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Flashback Friday: Lean Won’t Work Here, We’re Different

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Call it summer laziness, but I'm going to follow up my Throwback Thursday feature with a what I'll call a “Flashback Friday” along with what's a more embarrassing picture of myself from my awkward early years (I'm now in awkward middle age). The picture below… I call this my “Ron Burgundy phase.” Thank you, braces.

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Anyway, I think this post from 2009 is still relevant:

“Lean Won't Work Here… We're Different”

Check it out… how do we engage with people to move beyond “we're different” being a barrier and an excuse? Can “we're different” be a problem to solve through discussions and demonstrating how Lean does work in different settings?

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See my talk on moving from “making excuses” to “solving problems” and this video of it:

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Have a great weekend. Stay classy, Lean Blog!

 

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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 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.

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