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Kanban…in my office?

Do you think office work is outside the realm of assistance of Lean thinking, specifically the Kanban tool? Think again. This Lean Post from the Lean Enterprise offers up easy to apply Kanban practices to get your office work more efficient and productive. By Michael Balle, it offers a specific workflow to help get your work done and stop the procrastination. Read it here.

Facing failure the right way

This blog post on the Gemba Academy blog by Jon Miller addresses the right way to face a failure. Don’t just categorically label it a failure, and move on. Miller says you’ve got to dig deeper and learn from it. While most of us would just rather get rid of our mistakes and move on, diagnosing the where and why things went wrong is the only real way to come up with a solution. Check it out here.

Growing pains at Blue Apron

This article (by BuzzFeed) about the growing pains of a company growing at a record pace caught our eye. It’s about Blue Apron and demonstrates how the excitement and patting on the shoulders for a terrific start-up and initial investment return can quickly turn sour if proper planning and management is not in place for infrastructure, human resources and supply chain support. While many were jubilant about the record sales and growth of the food-to-doorstep company, the chaos and dissatisfaction among workers was growing in the warehouse. A fascinating read, check it out here.

Kanban…in my office?

Do you think office work is outside the realm of assistance of Lean thinking, specifically the Kanban tool? Think again. This Lean Post from the Lean Enterprise offers up easy to apply Kanban practices to get your office work more efficient and productive. By Michael Balle, it offers a specific workflow to help get your work done and stop the procrastination. Read it here.

Facing failure the right way

This blog post on the Gemba Academy blog by Jon Miller addresses the right way to face a failure. Don’t just categorically label it a failure, and move on. Miller says you’ve got to dig deeper and learn from it. While most of us would just rather get rid of our mistakes and move on, diagnosing the where and why things went wrong is the only real way to come up with a solution. Check it out here.

Growing pains at Blue Apron

This article (by BuzzFeed) about the growing pains of a company growing at a record pace caught our eye. It’s about Blue Apron and demonstrates how the excitement and patting on the shoulders for a terrific start-up and initial investment return can quickly turn sour if proper planning and management is not in place for infrastructure, human resources and supply chain support. While many were jubilant about the record sales and growth of the food-to-doorstep company, the chaos and dissatisfaction among workers was growing in the warehouse. A fascinating read, check it out here.

Does OSHA undervalue itself? Do we undervalue OSHA?

Take your time to read this blog post on the regblog.org site. It’s written by Adam M. Finkel, a senior fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a professor of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. He’s worked at OSHA and pens a hard look at how OSHA has evolved over the year and how the agency could improve its worth to U.S. workers and workplace safety nationwide. Take your time, but it’s good. Read it here.

Nothing happens, if nothing is happening.

Gwendolyn Galsworth tells a story of a company with big plans for a Lean overhaul and then…nothing. She tells what the missing link was and how you can make sure this doesn’t happen in your company. Read about it here.