Sometimes, you need to break things down to really understand the complexities of the process.
In this instructional video, there are two methods that produce the same product. But, how do these methods differ? Does one value “respect for people” more than the other? What about the assembly’s role in this? Masia Goodman participates in this dual-demo, simplifying the differences in these approaches to work with six key elements, highlighted in the video.
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Respect for People E-Letter by Jim Womack from 2007:
- “Only by showing mutual respect – each for the other and for each other’s role – is it possible to solve problems, make work more satisfying, and move organizational performance to an ever higher level.”
Lean Roundup: Respect for People Article by Tom Ehrenfeld from 2018:
- “Practicing respect is an animating force of lean leadership that colors how one coaches and develops people. “The lean ideal for respect is pretty clear: make every effort to understand each other and take responsibility for others’ problems, develop every person’s problem solving autonomy, involve every person in designing their own jobs and managing their own work and partake of the joy of creation when ideas become a reality,” notes Michael Balle in How do You Define Respect for People?. “
What is Work? Video by Matt Savas from 2020:
- “Just because someone is moving does not mean they are working. So, that begs the question: what is work? It’s a combination of two things. First, value-added work, where motion transforms materials and information into something that a customer is willing to pay for.”