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When Lean Thinking
is
Not Enough!
Based on the book
Think Better by Tim Hurson
Lean Thinking is Reproductive
Old way of Thinking
 Perceive a Problem
 Pick a Solution
 Do Something
Team: Date:
Title/Theme:
Background/Definition:
Current Conditions:
Target:
Determine Cause/Analysis:
 
 
Countermeasures:...
Lean Thinking is Reproductive
Kaizen has limits:
 Incremental improvements produce
learned thoughts
 Will achieve predic...
Lean Thinking needs Productive
Tenkaizen is needed:
 Means good revolution
 Rather than reproduce old, produces new
 Co...
Productive Thinking
Overarching Principle:
 Creative Thinking separate from Critical Thinking
Productive Thinking
Creative Thinking:
 Generative
 Non – Judgemental
 Expansive
Productive Thinking
Critical Thinking:
 Analytical
 Judgemental
 Selective
Need Both Types of Thinking
Reproductive Thinking:
 Valuable when Consequences of failure
are high.
Productive Thinking:
...
Successful Productive Thinking
Requires you to stay in the Question:
 Okay w Ambiguous
 Okay with Uncertainty
 Okay wit...
Productive Thinking Model
 What’s going on?
 What’s success
 What’s the question?
 Generate Answers
 Forge the Soluti...
Theory: What’s going on?
Theory: What’s success?
Theory: What’s the question?
Theory: Generate Answers
Theory: Forge the Solution
Theory: Align resources
Productive Thinking Model
 What’s going on?
 What’s success
 What’s the question?
 Generate Answers
 Forge the Soluti...
Thinking Better
Based on the book
Think Better by Tim Hurson
Visit the Business901 Website
Our Mission is to bring Continuous Improvement
to Sales and Marketing.
Lean Marketing House
...
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When Lean Thinking is Not Enough!

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I used the outline in the book Think Better to deliver a presentation on looking at productive type thinking versus what the author called re-productive or continuous improvement.

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When Lean Thinking is Not Enough!

  1. 1. When Lean Thinking is Not Enough! Based on the book Think Better by Tim Hurson
  2. 2. Lean Thinking is Reproductive Old way of Thinking  Perceive a Problem  Pick a Solution  Do Something
  3. 3. Team: Date: Title/Theme: Background/Definition: Current Conditions: Target: Determine Cause/Analysis:     Countermeasures: Implementation: Follow-up: Plan Do Check Act A3 Lean Thinking
  4. 4. Lean Thinking is Reproductive Kaizen has limits:  Incremental improvements produce learned thoughts  Will achieve predictable results  Viewed from sum of parts (Breakdown Problem)
  5. 5. Lean Thinking needs Productive Tenkaizen is needed:  Means good revolution  Rather than reproduce old, produces new  Coping with change and creating change
  6. 6. Productive Thinking Overarching Principle:  Creative Thinking separate from Critical Thinking
  7. 7. Productive Thinking Creative Thinking:  Generative  Non – Judgemental  Expansive
  8. 8. Productive Thinking Critical Thinking:  Analytical  Judgemental  Selective
  9. 9. Need Both Types of Thinking Reproductive Thinking:  Valuable when Consequences of failure are high. Productive Thinking:  Valuable when Consequences of failure are low
  10. 10. Successful Productive Thinking Requires you to stay in the Question:  Okay w Ambiguous  Okay with Uncertainty  Okay with not Knowing
  11. 11. Productive Thinking Model  What’s going on?  What’s success  What’s the question?  Generate Answers  Forge the Solution  Align resources
  12. 12. Theory: What’s going on?
  13. 13. Theory: What’s success?
  14. 14. Theory: What’s the question?
  15. 15. Theory: Generate Answers
  16. 16. Theory: Forge the Solution
  17. 17. Theory: Align resources
  18. 18. Productive Thinking Model  What’s going on?  What’s success  What’s the question?  Generate Answers  Forge the Solution  Align resources “All models are wrong. Some are useful!” - George Box
  19. 19. Thinking Better Based on the book Think Better by Tim Hurson
  20. 20. Visit the Business901 Website Our Mission is to bring Continuous Improvement to Sales and Marketing. Lean Marketing House Marketing with PDCA Marketing with A3 Lean Engagement Team

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