I’ve worked in projects and process improvement my whole career. From healthcare to insurance, consulting, leading teams, training agile and six sigma . . . it isn’t what you’d call exciting work. You know, not the sort of thing you wanted to do when you were a kid.
This blog isn’t really about my work though, its about everything else.
The principles behind what is often called lean thinking are principles of simplicity. It is a sort of extreme common sense. The thing about principles is that, unlike most rules, they can be applied to a variety of circumstances. When you take a way of thinking out of context, you begin to see what else you can do with it.
This blog, then, is about lean thinking in real life – not for consultants struggling through their first 5S (although you guys are welcome too!) – what I’ve found are principles that make all kinds of problem easier to solve.
I don’t have all the answers; but all my life people have told me I look at things differently, and a different perspective is sometimes all you need 🙂
Have a good one!