Why are some enterprises struggling on their journey towards a sustainable and lean organisation?
The Toyota Production System or in general terms Lean Mangement is commonly known and an industrial standard. But too often that refers to the visual impression.
Scratching that surface the results underneath in terms of improvement remain disappointing with respect to savings, quality, growth etc.
Let us turn the 4 principles of Lean upside down:
In the quest of quick wins (7 Muda vs value) we too often forget who is the fundament for the change. It’s our people.
Let`s change classic, hierarchical structures into efficient, fast and motivated teams!
As a leader:
- Serve and support your team!
- Be empathic!
- Encourage trials and mistakes!
- Be integrative!
- Be loyal to your team!