Here are the ten most-read posts of the year, according to Google Analytics (popularity doesn't imply quality, but it's interesting to see what people are reading and sharing) — data from July 1 through December 7.
See results for the first half of 2017.
You can also see which posts or pages have the most views, all time.
Posts Written in the Second Half of 2017:
#1 – 1290 views
How NOT to Improve Patient Flow: Laws, Targets, Blame, and Threats
#2 – 1073 views
How a Hospital in Malaysia Solved That Emergency Room Visibility Problem (And More)
#3 – 984 views
Has the #Lean Movement Failed to Learn from Dr. #Deming's Mistake?
#4 – 915 views
Did Toyota's #Lean Mindsets & Practices Really Leave the (Now) Tesla Building?
#5 – 896 views
Signs, Error Proofing, and Explaining Why in the Gym
#6 – 841 views
Safety Issues Plague Hospital(s) – Front Page of USA Today
#7 – 821 views
Aim for “Effectiveness” in Your Gemba Walks, Not “Efficiency”
#8 – 761 views
Why Lean Manufacturing… is Less Fun Than Google Autocomplete?
#9 – 751 views
The Joy and the Pain of Overreacting to Metrics
#10 – 749 views
What Do the “The Toyota Way” Books Say About Visual Metrics?
5 Older Posts That Were Popular the Past Six Months
Older posts are often more popular than recent posts, thanks to Google searches, etc.
#1 – 1974 views (2012)
Is Lean an Acronym? Is it “LEAN”? “L.E.A.N.?” — Understanding the Origins of the Term
#2 – 1918 views (2013)
Discovering the Power of Kaizen Idea Boards at the Society for Health Systems Conference
#3 – 1692 views (2014)
#4 – 1519 views (2013)
Don't Threaten People with This Famous Dr. Deming Quote on Change and Survival
#5 – 1378 views
Toyota's Respect for People Principle: The Heart of Lean Thinking and Practice
The One I Always Like to Share
Usually this post (and its video) are more popular – 985 views in the past six months. I get more “fan mail” about this video (200,000 views all time) than anything:
When 5S Goes Wrong: A Hilarious (and Cringe-worthy) Office Fiasco Caught on Video, Sort Of
What was your favorite post from the second half of the year?
My posts about “process behavior charts” weren't that popular, but I'm writing a book anyway…
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