Introducing any new software solution to an organization is a challenge. There are generally technical issues and adoption obstacles to overcome. The deployment of Lean software adds an additional level of complexity to the mix because it involves more than just a new tool. It also involves a new way of thinking about organizational improvement and cross functional collaboration. Of course, we think it is worth the effort. We’ve assembled a few tips that have helped our clients successfully integrate Lean software into their organization’s way of life.
Oct 8, 2015 2:18:34 PM
This picture wasn’t taken at a liquor store with a witty staff. It was taken at Safeway, a major grocery store chain with more than 1,300 locations in the United States. Although it made me laugh, it isn’t an attempt at humor. The other side of the aisle is, in fact, a cold case with rotisserie chickens, macaroni & cheese, and other things that non-alcoholics might consider “meals to go.” Safeway isn’t in the business of ending up on Buzzfeed, so how did this happen?
Topics: Improvement Culture
Aug 18, 2015 7:31:00 AM
In a detailed study of 95 teams in 25 leading corporations, chosen by an independent panel of academics and experts, Behnam Tabrizi of the Harvard Business Review found that nearly 75% of cross-functional teams are dysfunctional. They fail on at least three of five criteria: meeting a planned budget, staying on schedule, adhering to specifications, meeting customer expectations, and maintaining alignment with the company’s corporate goals. That’s a disturbingly high failure rate measured by some pretty fundamental standards. Research by Tabrizi and others reveals that teams that are successful have some important habits in common.
Jun 19, 2015 4:10:00 PM
Take a look at these slides for the keys to success for any leaders looking to spread continuous improvement.
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