Saturday, April 30, 2016

A taste of reality

In most organizations, the leaders assumption about what is happening in the workplace on a daily basis does not align with what is really taking place. Does that sound surprising?

I hope not. If you are becoming involved with lean thinking in your organization, I’m sure by now you’ve heard of the gemba walk. When was the last time you were in the gemba - the place where value is added for your customer? Go there - you may be surprised at what you find.

Most leaders in organizations are really good at:

1. Setting direction with challenging targets

2. Spotting abnormalities, waste and opportunities that others fail to see.

That can sometimes lead to big frustration and stress. A feeling that you constantly have to "babysit" and subscribing to the stress reduction kit to hang on your office wall - "bank head here".

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1 comment:

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