While most companies have been focusing on lean, Dan Markovitz explains why they should stop talking about lean and move towards a more practical approach.
Lean advocates—and I consider myself one—might do better if they stop talking about lean.
Let’s face it: When executives and workers hear “lean,” not a lot of good happens. They think it’s yet another short-term management fad. Or a cost-cutting program that will lead to layoffs. Or some Japanese thing that only works for car manufacturers.
But when you look at many of the tools and concepts from the lean playbook, they’re really just good management that any leader would want to embrace.
Read the full article, We Really Need to Stop Talking about Lean, on Dan’s website.