Oil and Water

If you stay in this world, you will never learn another one.” – W. Edwards Deming

A lot of organizations call themselves Lean because they use the tools yet they still manage the same way as before their journey began.  You will never gain a deep learning of Lean by trying to live in both worlds.  This formula is like oil and water becasue they do not mix. 

When leadership asks their front-line workers to change, the managers have to change as well for it to truly work. 

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