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