Public Sector

Three Thresholds

23rd May 2009 - Daniel T Jones

Last month I had a very encouraging surprise — lean is spreading like wild fire across the public sector! What began several years ago in healthcare and defence is now beginning to transform many...

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Lean Survival

19th March 2009 - Daniel T Jones

Nothing will be the same again and no one can really predict what lies in store for us. However two things are clear First the wave of financial speculation that carried all of us along in recent...

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The Three Ps of Lean Action

31st January 2009 - Daniel T Jones

Although purpose, process and people are the best way to summarise the core concepts of lean, the keys to effective lean actions are solving the right problems through reconfiguring the right...

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Leaning Your Boss

11th December 2008 - Daniel T Jones

What do top managers need to learn to be able to lead a lean transformation? I get asked this question frequently. The answer is the same at every level of management. It boils down to three key...

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A Recession Action Plan

3rd November 2008 - Daniel T Jones

A recession is a good time for lean. Organisations can either postpone lean and resort to traditional cost cutting, or they can accelerate and redouble their progress with lean. I doubt the former...

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