Industry Conferences and Lean Thinking

Industry Conferences and Lean Thinking

A Lean manager walking into an automotive aftermarket industry conference might feel like a fish out of water. Rows upon rows of booths, staffed by more employees than are necessary, giving out free merchandise, indulging in unproven marketing concepts… It is hardly...
Four Reasons Job Seekers Should Study Lean Management

Four Reasons Job Seekers Should Study Lean Management

Looking for a job during an economic slowdown is not easy, even for senior managers. Management job seekers with no past Lean management experience can set themselves apart by studying Lean management and/or Lean manufacturing. This choice demonstrates to employers...
Managing Functional Conflict in Lean Workplaces

Managing Functional Conflict in Lean Workplaces

Conflict is present in all organizations, at all levels, across team boundaries, in times of growth and during recessions. A manager who hopes to eliminate conflict will instead drive it into break rooms and private email conversations, away from the environments in...