Tuesday, March 23, 2004


One Size Does Not Fit All 

It is tempting in a Lean conversion to copy, blindly, what someone else has done.  Better is to apply that which works in your context.  Steadily.  Quietly.   

I had a chance this morning to tour a local facility which is doing just this.  Taking the appropriate tools and making them work in a 110 year old building with machine tools built in the 1920s.  With very insignificant capital infusion from a parent company.  And doubling productivity in three years. Passion and intelligence will offset financial might in many, many situations. 

For a fascinating view of how to get your ego out of the way to realize "one size does not fit all", check out Jeff Angus’ view of effective coaching for excellence.   

Oh, and don’t be like oil's  Procrustes. 

I hope this is helpful. 

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