leader standard work
Respect the Process
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.
Leader Standard Work and Plausible Deniability
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...
Developing Leader Standard Work - Five Important Steps
How to Audit a Lean Management System
Mark Hamel Interviewed by Business901's Joe Dager
Joe Dager, an expert in lean marketing and founder of the Business901 blog, w
Leader Standard Work - Chock that PDCA Wheel
Recently, I added a new step to my kaizen event standard work.
Plan Vs. Actual - The Swiss Army Knife of Charts
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?
Leader Standard Work Should Be...Work!
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.
Leader Standard Work - You Can Pay Me Now, or You Can Pay Me Later
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.