Lean Blog Flashback to 2014: The NY Jets & Copying

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This week, I'm taking a week off from new blog posts due to a pressing deadline for the 3rd edition of my book Lean Hospitals, our first KaiNexus User Conference, and few other things.

Here is a post from today's date, October 28, from last year.¬†Organizations get in trouble when they copy a Lean tool or method and they don't have the entire system and mindset in place. It's a Catch 22 — we want to learn from others, but sometimes copying is the worst thing to do.

How did the New York Jets seem to get caught in that trap last year?

The New York Jets Illustrate What Happens When an Losing Organization Tries to Copy a Winner

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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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