Evolving Excellence is hosting this edition of the Management Improvement Carnival.
Elegance Offsets at Elegant Solutions. If carbon offsets are viable, then why not lean offsets, feature creep offsets, and even PowerPoint offsets?
Bring Me Solutions Not Problems at Curious Cat. "I understand that most managers feel that their employees should not bring them problems. Instead, expressed in the most positive way, employees should fix things or bring possible improvements. However, I think that is poor management."
Genchi Gembutsu and Tipping Point Leadership at shmula. "A tipping-point approach is to place your key managers or influencers face-to-face with the operational problems, so that the managers cannot evade reality."
Pushback at DailyKaizen. "… in the Toyota Motor company, staff understand why a certain thing needs to be done a certain way because it is explained to them as part of the process of training."
Granite Pinball at Evolving Excellence. Draining the inventory swamp can expose hidden opportunities in addition to hidden problems.
Top 10 Success Factors for 5S at Gemba Panta Rei. Most organizations on the lean journey have 5S programs. Here’s how you can help ensure success.
Hospitals Learning From Hospitals at Lean Blog. "There’s a great sense of community and sharing in the hospital space — something the manufacturing world can learn from."
The Air and the Darkness at Lean Printing. "I’ve written about how people tend to overlook waste, even though it’s staring them right in the face, because they see ‘nothing’."
Liquor Stores and Churches at Lean Six Sigma Academy. "… even though there seems to be some relationship between two variables we need to stand back and ask if the results make sense."
Leading a Retrospective Before Introducing a Team to Kanban at aremsan. "The purpose of this retrospective was to look back at how user stories find their way to production, and to find ways to shorten the process and increase quality."
Creating at Satisfied Workforce at Lean Insider. "Does a lean strategy make a company a good place to work?"
Deciding About Indecision at Simplicity. "Indecision means the inability to reach a conclusion when many people are counting on you to validate their trust in your leadership."
Rudeness Reduces Performance at Bob Sutton. What happens when the jerks take over.