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The Lean Edge: How do you change a standard?

By The Lean Edge, - Last updated: Sunday, March 17, 2013 - Save & Share - Leave a comment

Standards are often described as ‘the best way known to perform a certain task’. Using Job Instructions, people are trained to work according to standards. Kaizen can then be used to improve standards. In this case the ‘best way’ has changed. Does this mean everybody needs to be retrained ? If so does this imply the rate of improvement is limited by your capacity to train? Or does it imply that ‘standards are local’ confined to a small group where one is able to learn from one another on a daily basis ?

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