Appreciating Systems

Appreciating Systems for Genuine Efficiency
Home » Lean » Don’t play with your kids’ toys, it’s bad. #Lean

Don’t play with your kids’ toys, it’s bad. #Lean

December 22nd, 2011 Posted in Lean Tags: , , , , ,

I think you will spend 44 seconds reading this post

I’m still in awe as to how managers that want to please their people do that by solving their problems in their place. Though this is based on good intent, I’m not sure people would find it a nice thing to do to play with their toys in place of their kid?! Sure, dads love remote-controlled cars as much as kids. But the toy’s for the kid, not the dad.

Problems are toys to the mind.

And if you appeared to have bought a too complicated toy for your kid, isn’t the best thing to do to explain the kid how to use it? This is the basis of the kata (as seen in Toyota Kata by Mike Rother): coaching in order to develop people.

What presents will Santa bring to your people? Who’s gonna play with them, you or them?

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Mail List

Join the mailing list

Check your email and confirm the subscription