Saturday, 24 September 2011

Relearn once more

I have just read a dissertation from a student about the implementation of Lean practices in UK manufacturing industry.

Over-simplifying dramatically, it says lots of companies are trying it ... many are failing at it.

The reasons for failure? Everything that you would expect..

Lack of senior management commitment.
Lack of communication.
Failure to anticipate resistance to change
Unrealistic expectations.

These are lessons that are in every management textbook. Either managers don't read .. or they don't understand .. in which case, lots of writers and publishers of management texts are wasting their time.

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