Tag Archives: lean thinking

How i learned to skip with Toyota

I do skipping at the gym. It looks like this. But i want do be epic at skipping and make the rope go round twice. Like this… These are called “Double Unders”. So called because although you jump up once, the … Continue reading

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The difference between lean and systems thinking

“There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.” Peter Drucker

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Improving things is hard but it’s not complicated, but you’d not believe that if you looked at some methods. Look at some of these diagrams of real mainstream improvement and management methods. Those pictures above need a bit of deciphering don’t they? … Continue reading

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How to do it

Watch this. Now you know how to cure the world of all known diseases. Simply: Become a doctor; Discover a marvellous cure for something; Wait till the medical profession really starts to take notice of you; Jolly well tell them … Continue reading

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Stick around, you might learn something

Look at your desk. Go on. Now look at the photo. Do they look similar? If so, congratulations! You are LEAN! This photo tells the infamous story of how the DWP approached improving its service by putting tape on staff … Continue reading

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