Thinking Thursday – Characteristics Of A Lean Company
Thank you to those who responded to yesterday’s wiki. If you didn’t get a chance or want to expand on your thoughts please post them to the comments.
Yesterday’s wiki post:
“What are the defining characteristics of a Lean company?”
The wiki is a divergent wiki. A convergent wiki is looking for 1 “correct” response to a question. A divergent wiki just asks give me all the answers you can think of for the question.
1) -Learning organization
-Solutions come from the people who work the area
-PCDA (plan do check act) is clearly in action
-Everything is visual and visual controls are apparent
2)Respect for people (the real kind, including things like accountability)
A clear focus on understanding and delivering customer value
The courage to face the really tough and ugly problems head-on
3)-Humility – the more you strive for Lean, the more you realize how little you know, and how much more there is yet to learn
-Trust – If you truly believe in participation and cutting waste, we have to build trust. Trust allows for de-layered, streamlined, and more creative organizations.
4)Vision, mission, costancy of purpose
5)Think deep. Act small. Care for all
If you have any thoughts or additions please post them in the comments section.