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The Lean Management Process encourages the practice of continuous improvement and is based on the fundamental idea of respect for people.
The five principles are considered a recipe for improving workplace efficiency.
“Trust the process” is one of the most important Lean mantras.
A process is considered good if:
- it is standard (repeatable: the same situations drive to the same actions)
- it is documented (teachable: everybody knows how things work)
- it is fair (balanced: there is enough people/time/equipment to do things and solve problems)
- it is visible (measurable: problems are easy to find)
- it has a clear owner (actionable: problems are solved)
As a wise man once stated; “if you doubt the value of a tried and tested process, consider what life would be like with the alternative!”
Imagine working in an environment where:
- it is random
- it is not documented or recorded
- it is unfair
- it is invisible
- there is no clear ownership
Keeping your businesses processes Lean, has great merit, and is further endorsement of adopting and implementing systems that can move you forward with confidence.