leader standard work
We’ve all undoubtedly had the notion of respect for people drilled into our heads. Of course, it’s easy to speak about such a principle. Much harder to live it.
In any event, let me humbly add another recipient of our deserved respect.
First, a distinction, it’s not THE Process, meaning we are not talking about one single, special process that is elevated above all others. We’re talking about ANY process within our value streams.
Truthfully, the only times I have ever heard the term "plausible deniability," other than my own frivolous use, is in movies or TV shows about clandestine operations and the like. Wikipedia says, at least for now,
Plausible deniability refers to the denial of blame in loose and informal chains of command where upper rungs quarantine the blame to the lower rungs, and the lower rungs are often inaccessible, meaning confirming responsibility for the action is nearly impossible...
Recently, I added a new step to my kaizen event standard work.
Imagine that you were only allowed one chart (or board) at the gemba. What would you pick? What is the Swiss Army knife (I'm more of a Leatherman Multitool fan myself) of charts that gives you insight into process adherence and process performance?
This may be a blinding flash of the obvious, but while leaders typically work hard, it’s a different type of work. Most leaders are engaged in a lot of firefighting.
During the 1970's and 1980's, Fram oil filters used to run TV ads that featured a mechanic with a rather dour look on his face.