Month: January 2015

The Destructive Force of the CAVE Mentality

Posted on 9 January 2015 by Sarah Lethbridge

A regular criticism of a lean approach to work is simply that it’s “common sense”. If it’s so “common” however, then how come there are so many work processes that are so complicated, unwieldy and simply do not work?! To say that a lean approach to work is common sense belittles the amount of counter
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Behold! Successul Government IT Projects!

Posted on 9 January 2015 by Sarah Lethbridge

There can be no doubt that there have been several high profile Government IT initiatives which have failed miserably. Attempts to upgrade and improve the NHS’s IT infrastructure were last year heralded as “one of the worst fiascos ever”. The abandoned scheme cost the taxpayer £9.8 billion pounds – a shocking waste of resource where
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Lean Management and Maternity!

Posted on 9 January 2015 by Sarah Lethbridge

In February this year I found out that I was pregnant. I gave birth to my baby in October, so it’s hard to talk about the challenges that I’ve faced this past year without discussing my pregnancy – it did kind of absorb the whole of 2014! As a lean specialist, it’s been very interesting
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