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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Pascal Dennis

Pascal Dennis: No cement-heads – ever!

By Pascal Dennis, - Last updated: Saturday, August 2, 2014
Orrie’s response to the question of incompetence reflects deep & rare learning. I can only add supporting comments. I’ve found that transformation obstacles generally bubble up in the following sequence: Technical – weak standards or adherence to standards for core activities Organizational – team structure, org structure etc. People – competence, motivation, mental models etc. Systemic – governance obstacles, e.g. rewards & recognition structure, core beliefs & values, relationship between senior management & Board etc. (Yes, they overlap somewhat) The People category sometimes entails bozos (or as some people say, cement-heads). Harsh terms perhaps, but a fact of life, ...

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