Lean Thinking vs Lean Mind…
Originally ‘Lean Thinking’ was defined in Womack & Jones influential 1996 book as consisting of five principles:
1) Specify Value
2) Identify The Value Stream
Clearly, the focus is on processes rather than people.
Even the latest definitions only replace ‘Perfection’ with ‘Continuous Improvement’ and add a global ‘respect (or develop) people’ term at all stages.
Either way, there is no recognition of the need to have the right ‘mindset’ to effectively implement or even work with these ‘lean thinking’ principles.
This is what is referred to as ‘Lean Mind’.
Development of the way CEOs, Managers, and all Team Members think is surely the first, most important (and most neglected!) step in the lean thinking journey.
It is necessary to become aware of subconscious mindset, attitudes, beliefs, and conditioning, and change them to be aligned with what needs to be achieved…
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