Change always comes bearing gifts. - Price Pritchett
Transitions are challenging. They also are great opportunities for the emergence of new ideas and improvements. As it says at the top of the page, the true purpose of LeanRI.org is to provide a vehicle for collaboration and a forum to exchange ideas for the sole purpose changing Rhode Island's fundamentally broken systems.
The problems that plague Rhode Island are not unique to our state. We welcome viewpoints, input and resources from around the country and around the globe. LeanRI.org is a place to share best practices and have frank discussions about the challenges we collectively face so we may surface opportunities to work together to improve.
So what specific changes are in store for LeanRI.org?
Quality versus Quantity
We will focus on providing weekly or twice-weekly posts about a current issue or resource that we believe is relevant to the discussion of how Lean Thinking can positively impact our state - both in the private and in the public sector. As a reader (whether in Rhode Island or facing challenges in your own state), you are absolutely encouraged to provide insights, feedback and links to resources that are relevant to the discussion.
Collaboration and Expert Voices
Up until this point, LeanRI.org has had one primary voice. In the coming weeks and months, we will feature articles and posts from guests and collaborators. The Lean Nation radio show (4-5pm weekdays on 790AM, and 790business.com) has provided us with a vast network of world-class resources. We will invite them to post and participate in this discussion. If you have a contribution or would like to share your insights with the LeanRI audience, please send an email to Linda Kleineberg [lindak at vibco.com]
As the new moderator for LeanRI.org, I'm excited about the changes in store and welcome your feedback as we go forward. This is the Plan... and I'm looking forward to the Doing, the Checking and the Adjusting to create a rich forum for discussion.