With 20 years experience, this week of lean training finally gave me a picture of what business is all about.
The easiest way to convince key management that lean was a good idea was to expose them to the experience.
The Center’s instructors are great about bringing information down to an understandable and usable level.
We, as managers, try to manage by pushing our own vision down through the organization. The Lean Learning Center and Achievement Dynamics take an opposite approach by engaging the people who do the work in developing ways to do things better. It was a natural fit for us and for what we were trying to create.
Before long, even some natural rebels begin to see the benefits of Lean thinking’s carefully charted structure.
I’ve been trying to put all of this together for 5 years. You guys got me to understand in 5 days.
The Lean Learning Center is the only place I know that teaches lean systems thinking. There are a lot of people teaching the tools. However, without the “system thinking” it is like trying to build a house with a hammer and saw but not a blueprint.
I’ve just been doing a job for the past 5 years. Now I’m excited about going back and making a difference.
I see how this applies to any department, any function and is not just for manufacturing. I can create significant results by applying this to what I do.
You’ve given me the words that helps me explain what I feel in my gut, in my heart. This is what’s been missing.
It changed my mind about lean and is going to make me use the thought process in my everyday business and private life.
Excellent educational structure and process! Clear and actionable concepts. Knowledgeable and experienced educators teaching the class. The best 5 days of adult education I have ever had.
The class was enjoyable. You are not sitting under a lecture all day. The teachers are more like coaches and they practice the Learn-Apply-Reflect concept.
Out of all the training courses I have attended over the last 30 years, this is the only one that gives me the tools I need to really make improvements.
This is the best teaching experience I have ever been a part of.
It made lean a well understood process.
The facilitators painted a different way of thinking.
Great to have diverse people from different industries involved, learned from them all.
Well structured, excellent fundamentals and very well communicated. Before the course my focus was on the tools for lean; now I understand the essence of lean – big difference.