Lean Thinking

Michael Ballé and Jeff Liker collaborate to discuss how Lean thinking challenges the way we approach management. See below for more observations from the article.


  • Executives at management level sometimes struggle to grasp the concept of Lean, because they fail to understand the absolute obsession with strategy that Lean thinking requires
  • Lean thinking employs an upside-down method; rather than working from the top down, management should encourage to optimize the team flow upwards
  • This method of upside-down thinking is the strategic key to driving improvement for management; as long as they begin to wrap their head around it accordingly

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