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Standardization–Employee Insurance

By | September 15th, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

The most difficult lean principle and practice for an individual to embed in their thinking and for you to embed in your culture is the principle of “high agreement” or what is more commonly known as “standardization”. The principle of High Agreement is defined as “valuing a common way, or process, more than you value your [...]

Creativity–An Intended Consequence

By | April 9th, 2012|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

I couldn’t possibly count the number of times I heard that “I work in an environment that requires creativity and lean doesn’t apply to my work”.  Over and over again I have offered how important lean principles are to creating an environment for creativity.  I am convinced more than ever that this is true but I have recently become convinced that lean principles also create a “mindset” for creativity.  This most recent revelation, or possibly validation, occurred while reading two very different publications.  The first is “IMAGINE-How Creativity Works” by Jonah Lehrer.  The second is an article in New Scientist, “Zap your brain into the zone: Fast track to pure focus” by Sally Adee.  […]