Interesting survey by the Lean Enterprise Institute notes the following as the major obstacles to transforming to a lean organization.
1 Lack of implementation know-how: 48%
2 Backsliding to the old ways of working: 48%
3 Middle management resistance: 40%
4 Traditional cost accounting system doesn’t recognize the value of lean: 38%
I wonder if asking why several more times would help [broken link replaced with a new link]? It is not as though the difficulty in adopting lean thinking is unique. I don’t know of a management improvement method (TQM, BPR, Six Sigma, ToC…) that easily leads to changing the way a company operates.
via: lean blog