To mark the Lean Enterprise Institute’s 10th anniversary in September 2007, we asked the Lean Community to reflect on the question, “How has lean changed your life?”
You emailed us your answers, which are compiled in the monograph Reflections on Lean. Your responses were practical and personal, humorous and touching. You told us how lean thinking has improved work processes, attitudes toward co-workers, private lives, professional careers, classroom teaching, and even cooking hotdogs at the church picnic.
Stories from people practicing lean in their daily lives (the do-ers) are coupled throughout the book with complementary quotes from other noteworthy sources (the thinkers). By sharing with you the struggles and triumphs your peers have experienced, we hope this book will serve as motivation at the start of your company’s transformation and throughout the journey.
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The Reflections on Lean e-book combines videos of business people answering the question with written answers from the monograph. Both the paperback and online books capture the triumphs, struggles, and humor of managers and executives implementing lean thinking in their companies.
An interactive version that includes video clips can be viewed here.