At the core of Lean Thinking is one simple question: How can I do more with less?
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Efficiency is a 2-sided sword. It’s easy to get infatuated with the bottom-line improvements that process cuts offer, but it’s all for naught if the quality of your product suffers. Cut processes too deeply, and quality is the first thing to take a hit. Poor-quality...read more
The terms “Lean” and “Process Improvement” aren’t interchangeable. In fact, while they both seek bottom line savings, that’s where the similarities end. Here are some very broad strokes of what defines these tactics in relation to each other. Bottom line: their...read more
Running an office is a gauntlet of processes that happen every minute of every day. Making coffee. Approving budgets. Putting callers on hold. There are some processes you think about, but most happen on autopilot. They flow and overlap throughout the day like a...read more