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Understanding the True Value of the TWI Job Instruction Training Method
In this reflection, the author contends the training approach delivers something vastly more significant than merely a faster, more effective…Read article
Ask Art: Why Do I Need a Kaizen Promotion Office (KPO)?
A veteran lean leader explains why companies seeking to cultivate a lean culture should establish an internal team to oversee…Read article
Strategies for Tackling Complex Problems: a Conversation with Paolo Savaget
LEI chats with author Paolo Savaget about how clever workarounds can aid companies solving challenging problems.Listen to podcast
Ask Art: What Is the Biggest Cultural Change Barrier to Lean?
Art Byrne tackles the biggest cultural barrier to adopting lean practices in companies: the resistance of CEOs and senior management.Read article
Teaming Up to Overcome Common Business Challenges
By creating Collaborative Study Teams (CSTs), organizations learn together how to improve their product and process development performance.Read article
Empowering Frontline Operators with Human-Centric Technology: a Conversation with Natan Linder
LEI chats with author and entrepreneur Natan Linder about the potential of software to enable improvement among frontline workers.Listen to podcast
A New Era of Jidoka: How ChatGPT Could Alter the Relationship between Machines, Humans, and their Minds
An exploration of how artificial intelligence will impact how people will work suggests exciting possibilities and challenges for human development.Read article
Learning to Solve Problems By… Wait for It… Solving Problems
A team learns what matters when it comes to problem-solving using lean thinking and practices.Read article
Transforming Your Organization with Lean Thinking and Practices
This brief animation offers a guide to the five fundamental equations that help lean practitioners understand — and execute —…Read article
In Honor of Dr. Edgar Schein: A Tribute to a Giant in Organizational Theory
Edgar Schein passed away last Thursday, January 26, 2023. Ed, the godfather of organizational development, was a spry 94 years…Read article
How Can Lean Help Manage the Costs and Complications of Satisfying Customers During Rapid Growth?
An entrepreneur shares why and how lean management helps startups innovate and grow.Read article
Ask Art: How Do You Align Incentives for a Lean Turnaround?
A veteran lean leader offers practical strategies for incentivizing employees during a transition to lean management.Read article