Sometimes the biggest challenge in a lean transformation is management itself. In some cases, top management may not be fully behind your initiatives. In others, middle managers may resist change and undermine your efforts. Or maybe management just doesn’t understand what lean is all about.
- Your manager puts you in charge of a lean initiative, saying “we’ll try it for a month.”
- Your manager insists that he or she must approve all improvements proposed by a team.
- Your accounting manager or CFO says lean isn’t working because unit cost increased.
Those are just a few. I’m sure there are many, many more.
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