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 9 mai 2015
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Mike Rother

Mike Rother: A Vision is Necessary, but Not Enough

By Mike Rother, - Last updated: dimanche, octobre 9, 2011
Question: What would you say is the role of True North in Lean Thinking? For my answer, please click on the compass. (if you cannot see the compass, please paste the following URL into your internet browser: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mrother/Handbook/1-Direction.pdf )
Mike Rother

Mike Rother: Why You Need a Vision

By Mike Rother, - Last updated: dimanche, octobre 31, 2010
Lack of a direction-giving vision is a lack of leadership Our colleague Art Smalley cautions Lean Edge readers to not get overly bogged down by mysterious sounding notions of ideal future states. I agree that many teams are frustrated by an inability to achieve, as Art nicely puts it, some vague conceptual notion of a perfect future state that has been written on a white board. But this doesn’t mean you don’t need a vision, because without a vision: We tend to jump from one direction to another. Proposals get evaluated independently, instead of as part of striving for something. I see no reason ...

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Tom Johnson: Lean as a shared vision

By , - Last updated: mercredi, janvier 6, 2010
If people resist overtures to adopt lean, the first thing to do is ask "why?"  Ask them to define what lean means to them. Get them to specify the purpose that they think lean fulfills.  Then ask them to define what they now do and the purpose it fulfills.  If they believe that the purposes of lean and of what they now do are different, why?  If the purposes are the same, which approach do they think is the better one to achieve that purpose?  Why?  If they think lean might be a better approach, what keeps them from adopting ...

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