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33 ways we hinder our Lean efforts

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We can unintentionally hinder our Lean efforts. If we can recognize what we are doing, we can work to correct.

We can unintentionally hinder our Lean efforts. If we can recognize what we are doing, we can work to correct.

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  • 1. 33 ways we hinder our Lean efforts
  • 2. Created by Tom Curtis 2011Blog: www.onimproving.blogspot.comOther presentations on www.slideshare.net under Onimproving  Email: ideamerchants@gmail.comFollow me on Twitter @onimproving
  • 3. IntroductionEven if we are trying our best, there are ways we hinder our Lean implementations. What follows is a list of some of the ways we dothis. We may be tempted to read this looking for the failings of others, but for maximum value we need to look at ourselves. If we cansee what we are unintentionally doing, we canwork to correct. Take a read through and let’sstart getting out of our own way. --Tom Curtis
  • 4. 33 ways we hinderBeing inconsistent in effort and follow upUnder Resourcing program or projectsNot involving invested individuals in decisionsFocusing on Tools above TransformationHaving too many “Key Metrics”
  • 5. 33 ways we hinderSpending too little time in the GembaAllowing deviation from StandardDiscouraging surfacing of ProblemsRunning unstable ProcessesEmphasizing Cost Cutting
  • 6. Notasking for Help
  • 7. 33 ways we hinderNot including hands-on activities in TrainingFixing only upon failureTrying to do everything at onceAssigning certain people to “do Lean”Distrusting Employees
  • 8. 33 ways we hinderCommunicating unrealistic implementationtimingTrusting personal theory over observationAllowing Inventory to cover issuesSeeking to assign blame vs. improvePunishing Failure
  • 9. Confusing simplewith easy
  • 10. 33 ways we hinderFailing to use and update Standard WorkSeeing change as Us vs. ThemUnderselling the effort required to changeComplaining about the speed of progressIgnoring minor defects
  • 11. 33 ways we hinderStarting and stopping based on businessconditionsCriticizing efforts of othersPreaching not teaching and coachingAvoiding tough conversationsNot Baselining
  • 12. Giving up