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Ballé did it again: an excellent blogpost on what Lean is all about: Michael Ballé’s Gemba Coach Column.
Making people think by themselves. Man is this terrifyingly difficult!!!
Yet, on other aspects, people do think by themselves when they really are interested in the thing they want thought through.
That they just don’t think about their work should trigger an alarm in management’s heads about what it to to be a leader and having their people be interested in the work they do.
You obviously can’t force interest. And the more we advance in time, the more the new generations of workers seek interesting, meaning making jobs.
And you can’t exactly know what someone will find meaning in, so my conclusion is:
Let people organize themselves and define meaning as what works best for them.
Strength-based Lean, eh? 😉