Monday, May 4, 2009

Lean Thought For The Day

How much Lean could this person have done in the time it took to discuss and decide that they were too busy to do Lean? Lots.

Think of the fable of the tortoise and the hare. Dashing from one busy project review or status meeting like a hare, people get done far less than they think, while the tortoise that takes a moment to do a little improvements each day finds they have more time in a day than they imaged. In Japan there is an expression says "cranes live for one thousand years, turtles for ten thousand years." Do turtles take the long view because they live long, or do they live long because they take the long view?

Miller, Jon. “Five Questions to Ask When You Hear We’re too busy for Lean.” gemba panta rei. 26 Nov. 2007.

04 May 2009

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