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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Craig Kennedy

Craig Kennedy: Why is there such resistance to creating learning organizations?

By Craig Kennedy, - Last updated: Monday, April 9, 2012
The question then, unresolved for me as a leader in an industrial American company is "given all this evidence for learners, improvement, learning organizations and strong cultures formed through these patterns, why is there such resistance and such a dearth of it in America? In essence, why are we letting our future deteriorate without doing anything about it?"
Jeff Liker

Dan Jones: Creating a Kaizen Culture

By Jeff Liker, - Last updated: Monday, July 26, 2010
In my experience a Kaizen culture is set by example, is enabled using a common method and language and is nurtured by recognising achievements, telling stories and building upon the resulting learning. In 1993 I was fortunate to be involved in creating what is still one of the best examples of a Kaizen culture at the Unipart Group of companies in the UK, who make and distribute automotive components. From the beginning the initiative has been led by the Chief Executive, who teaches regularly in the company university, reviews progress on the shop floor of their many operations and attends ...

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