Category Archives: Lean Management

On the topic of the principles and practices of Lean Management philosophy. Discussing workflow management and improving work processes with Lean tools

Why “Respect for people” Is the Secret Ingredient of Successful Teams

“Respect for people” is one of the two pillars of Toyota’s corporate culture and the Lean management philosophy. Yet, people think it’s just about being polite. If you ask 100 top-level managers “Do you respect your employees?”, you will probably receive a hundred answers “Of course, I treat employees with respect and dignity”. If your […]

Building Leaders From Within: The Lean Way

In the century of teamwork and shared responsibility, we have found ourselves in a world of inefficiency and management dependency. For a while now, business culture has been shaped by a perfectly vertical hierarchical structure. In the recent years, it has started crashing down as over 80% of business teams globally report inefficiency and failure […]

5 Ways to Get Started With Continuous Improvement

Continuous improvement is a widely discussed topic, especially in the Lean and Agile communities. You can find plenty of articles that cover how continuous improvement can benefit your business, however, most of the information covers the theory with very little practical advice on how to actually start implementing it in your daily office life. As […]

Lean marketing

What Is Lean Marketing?

Marketing is transforming. It’s becoming more and more important, more tech oriented, unfolds in more and more fields and is more integrated than ever with other departments. Work in marketing is so diverse (pretty much why we love it) and dynamic, it depends on external parties – agencies, partners, consultants – that it is almost […]

Expert Quotes on turning data into Value

Turning Data into Value

You’ve probably heard the popular term “business intelligence” get thrown around at will in the board meetings or conference calls of the C-suite of various industries? At its core, collecting business intelligence is the technology-driven process of data mining, processing, and analyzing with the goal of delivering actionable findings for better decision-making. The results of […]

Optimizing efficiency? Forget multitasking!

Optimizing Efficiency? Forget Multitasking!

The reality of modern business requires companies to be not just effective but also efficient in everything they undertake. Reaching optimal efficiency in any process is difficult, and among the main reasons for this is the habit of multitasking. Understanding why it drags down productivity and finding a way to get rid of multitasking altogether […]

kanban shared leadership

Implementing Shared Leadership with Kanban

In the past, companies have traditionally relied on authoritarian structures to delegate responsibility down the organizational hierarchy. However, leadership models are becoming flatter in nature as the continuous business development requires organizations to adopt new ways of advancing ahead of their competitors. Hierarchical leadership is usually consensus-driven and structured by exhaustive routines and processes, such […]

Lean Metrics - Kanban Flow Efficiency

The Soft Spot Between Personal & Process Efficiency

“Efficiency is the ability to avoid wasting resources, efforts, and time in doing something or in producing a desired result… The highest type of efficiency is that which can utilize existing material to the best advantage.” – Jawaharlal Nehru, Former Prime Minister of India The key to keeping the pace and competitive advantage in an […]