The coronavirus pandemic crisis disrupted many business and industries, caught unprepared by the consequences of a biological virus. Many business owners and leaders reacted with a sharp switch to new activities, like providing disposable face masks, disinfectant gel or more sophisticated things like respirators. Many surfed this wave for the greater general good, others more … Continue reading Post-COVID business: don’t go chasing butterflies!
May 2018. I have spent two days facilitating a seminar on strategy deployment with a bunch of motivated young intrapreneurs - middle managers empowered to run their business as if it was theirs. I based my coaching on the Goal Tree, a logic tool of choice among the Logical Thinking Process, totally suiting the purpose. … Continue reading Goal Tree Chronicles – lessons from the logical path
In the first part of this series I shared my doubts and experience about bottom-up lean initiative to be successful and sustainable. In this post I switch position and explain why top-down Lean doesn’t always work either.
Some thought leaders and Lean promoters stress the fact that Lean is about eliminating waste while others seem to get away from this idea. Could some have been wrong? Is there a shift in Lean Thinking? What is Lean finally about? Is Lean about waste elimination or not? Well, yes and no. Defining waste Waste is … Continue reading Is Lean about eliminating waste or not?