Lean Frontiers: Are they differences in getting middle management on board from getting executive management support?
Are there differences in getting middle management from executive management on board for 1) developing the lean enterprise and 2) direct engagement on their part? What are the differences, if any?
Posted on May 9, 2015
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Jeff Liker: Act Your Way To A New Culture

By Jeff Liker, - Last updated: Saturday, June 19, 2010
I always feel a little uncomfortable when a question begins with:  "How do you build a culture that does ____?"  As far as I know there is no lego set for building culture.  In the last chapter of our book Toyota Culture we quote Edgar Schein as saying: "Never start with the idea of changing your culture.  Always start with the issue the organization faces." Why would a leading cultural guru suggest we avoid changing culture?  I do not think he is saying culture does not matter or even that culture cannot change.  He is saying that culture is extremely difficult ...

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