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“There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.” Peter Drucker
Celebrate this Halloween the systems thinking way! Put this up in your office to warn your managers that they’d best wise up or face the consequences. Please note: ThinkPurpose does not accept any responsibility. In general, like. But also for any … Continue reading
Quick! This patient is haemorrhaging fast! We need to get him to the Lean Project Room! Nurse, 30 mils of Takttime and VSM intravenous! Intubate and bag him! He’s going AS-IS!
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In your organisation… Does your job get in the way of doing your job? Is knowing your place rewarded more than questioning your purpose? Is asking “why?” considered rude?