Thursday, November 03, 2005

Are we there yet?

Are we there yet?

Attended a Lean seminar today and a speaker asked the assembled group "How many of you have completed your Lean work?"

The troubling thing about this question was that the speaker felt she had indeed completed the work at her company and simply wondered who else was at this level.

This is akin to asking "Have I become a good parent?" "Have I become a good person?"

You never arrive. And to think you have is delusional.

There is always waste to find. The customer would always be pleased with better value, more help to solve her problem, better pricing for his budget.

It is the relentlessness of the journey, not the destination, that is the joy. To think we have arrived is to miss the bus completely.

I hope this is helpful.

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