THE IMPORTANCE OF CORE PURPOSE IN BUSINESS

THE IMPORTANCE OF CORE PURPOSE IN BUSINESS

  Core Purpose, not to be confused with Company Vision or Company Values (which could be considered the “where” and “how”), a company’s core purpose is more about the “why”.  In fact, it could be considered the philosophical component that is often missing in...
LEAN CULTURE – THEORY INTO REALITY

LEAN CULTURE – THEORY INTO REALITY

Changing a culture in an organisation is no easy task. It takes dedication, strategy, and a heck of a lot of learning and experience to avoid the numerous pitfalls along the way. Some won’t succeed the first or even second time of trying, but some will come back and...
ENTROPY – A SCIENTIFIC ANALOGY OF LEAN MEDIOCRITY

ENTROPY – A SCIENTIFIC ANALOGY OF LEAN MEDIOCRITY

At Last, a scientific analogy of Lean failures and Lean Mediocrity Managers across the world imagine a utopia of “self-managing teams” working hard to continually take their organisation to the next level of perfection.  For many, progress will be made, only for...
A QUICK AND SIMPLE 20% PERFORMANCE LIFT

A QUICK AND SIMPLE 20% PERFORMANCE LIFT

The obvious Quick and simple is not always sustainable, that’s the hard bit. However, on occasion there may be a sudden need to increase performance in a “step” manner. For example, there may be a sudden peak demand on a business that is beyond output capacity. There...
LEAN – LOST IN TRANSLATION…

LEAN – LOST IN TRANSLATION…

Although most people know that Lean is a generic term for the Toyota Production System, few people understand how much has been lost in translation. Japan study tours are common these days, and although Toyota allow visits to their sites, only the surface layer can be...