Hello, I’m Josh Howell, president and executive team leader at the nonprofit Lean Enterprise Institute.
Since becoming LEI’s president a few months ago, I’ve made it a priority to talk with you and visit your workplaces. That contact and resulting dialogue led to two important questions that I alluded to in my email to the lean community yesterday. I would really appreciate your help answering them right now:
- What’s the current state of the lean management movement? It seems to me that as the lean community spreads from generation to generation and industry to industry, the knowledge and practice of critical fundamentals – such as observing, analyzing, and improving the WORK – is being lost.
- What are your top workplace struggles and the biggest problems facing your business? And what LEI books, web content, training, and coaching have you used? How helpful is each? What resources do you need?
Please post your answers and additional questions in the comment section. I’ll respond here or, if I can’t get to all your replies today, in a subsequent eletter. (You can sign up for my eletter and our weekly newsletter here.) Thanks for your help.