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How do I keep visual management from becoming “wallpaper?" A Q&A with John Drogosz
"Many managers try to convince everyone (including themselves) that they are visually managing their projects or departments," writes John Drogosz, "but during the gemba walk we see static, outdated displays. Are we just communicating information or really working with what is in front of us?" Read more.
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Just published! The Gold Mine Trilogy Study Guide supports, challenges, and facilitates your teams along the "way to lean" implementation path revealed in the trilogy of lean novels by Michael and Freddy Ballé.

 

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Planet Lean is the official online publication of Lean Global Network, launched in February 2014 with the aim to share the knowledge on lean thinking and practice gained by LGN's 17 institutes around the world, their partners and customers.


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I’m struggling to understand exactly what people mean by a “lean system”?
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Product Development Success Hinges on People not Processes or Tools
But companies get more excited about installing new equipment than developing people, according to an important new article by Lean Enterprise Institute researchers that appears in the Spring 2016 issue of MIT Sloan Management Review. Download a copy of the article outlining three fundamental questions to ask to improve developers’ skills.
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The Way to Lean
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There is a natural path for you and your teams to follow in order improve your lean thinking and practice together. This way to lean was laid out over the trilogy of business novels written by Michael and Freddy Ballé – The Gold Mine, The Lean Manager, and, most recently, Lead With Respect – all Shingo Research Award winners. Michael explains how to use the trilogy in your training.

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