The Project Kaizen Co-Blogging Week has started. The posts in the first day have been interesting. Including, Improving Workgroups:
The result is individuals doing individual work. People create their own training materials because the corporate materials “are proprietary” and there’s too much risk in sharing them (a ridiculous concept since the company in question hardly invented lean, the slides were all borrowed from outside lean knowledge, yet now this company doesn’t want to follow Toyota’s model by sharing).
There’s an enormous amount of waste that’s created because the company doesn’t use available technology (web-based or otherwise) to create a true TEAM of lean consultants. The consultants should be posting case studies, helping each other with problems, and coaching each other, all in the name of continuous improvement and kaizen.
I completely agree.