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Let the Work dictate the Design

Posted by Stephen Parry on Oct 21, 2019 4:16:38 PM

It is amusing that numerous Lean experts cite the McDonald's fast-food system as a Lean system when in fact it is an excellent mass-production system. It does not even qualify as fake Lean, because it is not trying to pass itself off as Lean. Rather, it is the confusion in the minds of the so-called Lean experts. So, what are they getting confused about? Most likely it is about the concept of on-demand, flow and standardisation.

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Topics: Lean, Adaptive Culture, Adaptive Business, business agility, Change Leaders

Trick o' Tweet and the 'Philosophical' Pumpkin

Posted by Stephen Parry on Apr 8, 2019 6:45:43 PM

As I was attempting to categorise some of my previous tweets to share with a team to whom I was delivering a management workshop, one category, one of the many loose ones, that surfaced was philosophical. And, I couldn't resist sharing this story.

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Topics: IT Business, Lean Methods, A3 Thinking, Lean, Business Tips, Adaptive Business, Agile

Some Tweets of 'Mind'

Posted by Stephen Parry on Apr 8, 2019 3:52:55 PM

When thinking about your transformation program, particularly when using Lean and A3 Structured Thinking, here are some of my past tweets that will give you some food for thought.

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Topics: IT Business, Lean Methods, A3 Thinking, Lean, Change Management, Adaptive Business, business agility

How do you see your organisation? Is it a Marilyn Monroe or an Albert Einstein?

Posted by Stephen Parry on Apr 4, 2019 7:03:29 PM

When working on business transformations, I often start by showing the team a hybrid image of Marilyn Monroe and Albert Einstein, which was created by Dr. Aude Oliva at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It is the same image but can be perceived in two different ways depending on the distance from it.

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Topics: Customer Experience, Lean, Business Tips, Change Management, Adaptive Business, business agility, Agile

Lean: An Effective Transformation Tool in the Service Sector

Posted by Stephen Parry on Apr 4, 2019 3:15:00 PM

Manufacturing, the birthplace of Lean, has contributed a great deal to the ideas of flow, just-in-time processes, respect for people and shaping a management system that now dominates much of the manufacturing world.

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Topics: IT Business, Lean Methods, Customer Experience, Lean, Adaptive Culture, Adaptive Business, business agility

The change agent’s dilemma: should I stay or should I go?

Posted by Stephen Parry on Oct 19, 2016 4:16:43 AM

When working with an organisation on an Adaptive transformation, one of the most important decisions has to do with who is going to be the change agent.

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Topics: Adaptability, innovative culture, Change Leadership, Lean, Work Climate

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