Is Lean Management doomed in the age of Innovation?

Exago

It has been 30 years since the term Lean Management – a long-term approach that seeks to achieve incremental process changes to improve efficiency and quality – was first coined. Yet in other circles, Lean Management still seems to be alive and well, with its potential to be fully revealed.

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The Lean Linchpin: Middle Managers

Kainexus

What an apt description of the role of middle managers in a Lean environment. When we talk about the Lean business management approach or just continuous improvement in general, we often say that it involves everyone from the CEO to front line workers.

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How can Lean and Innovation make your business evolve to 4.0?

Exago

Once the go-to strategy for ensuring business efficiency and growth, in the context of the current reality, Lean Management has been branded by some as being outdated. The post How can Lean and Innovation make your business evolve to 4.0? Blog Insights business transformation engagement idea management software initiative-success innovation management lean management

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Lean is Dead. Long Live Lean!

Legacy Innovation Group

Lean is Dead. Long Live Lean! Twenty four years ago, James Womack, Daniel Jones, and Daniel Roos introduced our world to a modern understanding of the concept of Lean Production. Lean is a tool for driving efficiency. Maybe there's new life yet for the Lean consultants.

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How USTER achieved employee engagement of 70%

Ideanote

USTER’s dedication to innovation is evident not only from its prominent role as a market leader within the industry of textile machinery, numerous patents and 4500 happy customers worldwide but also engagement on their Ideanote space. Why is feedback so important for engagement?

Startup Engagement in Corporate Innovation

Integrative Innovation

More and more corporations seek to engage with startups by pursuing corresponding activities across dedicated ecosystems and incorporating them in exploration units along with internal ventures. Startup engaged naturally most in those vehicles not requiring any kind of equity.

How Viacom Uses Lean Startup & Agile to Engage Viewers

Innovation Leader

Kimberly Hicks of Viacom says in an arena where people’s media consumption and the devices change so quickly, the lean startup approach is extremely helpful

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Using Lean Innovation to Transform the Way the City of Hayward Solves Problems

Moves the Needle

Before and After Lean Innovation: Overview The City of Hayward, California wanted to break away from inefficient and ineffective processes for researching and launching programs, and remove organizational bottlenecks that stood in the way of serving citizens.

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Customer, Culture, and Learning: Takeaways from the Lean Startup Conference

Moves the Needle

Anyone who has ever attended Lean Startup Conference (previously known as Lean Startup Week) in the past knows that this annual event regularly features invigorating speakers that divulge the newest insights and innovations in modern management for a wide array of industries and company types.

New tools for lean innovation teams: Problem and Solution Zooms

Moves the Needle

But since we’ve been having great results using the Problem and Solution Zooms in our Lean Innovation Bootcamps and Accelerators throughout the past year, we decided you should Problem Zoom. Teams who are initially excited by their solution are left wondering why feature after feature failed to engage target users. Lean InnovationCan you clearly define your customer, their problem, and your solution?

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Identifying and Engaging Key Stakeholders to Get an Innovation Initiative Prioritized

Moves the Needle

Innovation leaders need to identify and engage stakeholders early and often because these influential team members have the ability to support, influence, or kill a project based on their beliefs about what a team might be working on and how the project affects their own goals.

How Edmunds.com Used Lean Innovation to Make Their Mission a Reality

Moves the Needle

Lean Innovation Case Study: Bringing a New Product to Market Don’t have time to read the whole article? This is the story of how Edmunds.com used Lean Innovation practices to make their mission a reality. Lean Startup in Action Their lean startup approach looked like this.

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How SAY San Diego is Using Lean Innovation to Create Real Change

Moves the Needle

This is the story of how SAY San Diego is using Lean Innovation to create real, powerful change in their community. For SAY San Diego, we ran two Lean Innovation Bootcamps and Accelerators , and facilitated a two-hour leadership session in order to begin shifting their culture from status quo to value creation. The goals of these engagements were to: Remove silos in the organization Discover new revenue streams Improve recruitment practices and employee retention 1.

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Customer Experience, Associate Engagement, and Continuous Improvement: A Virtuous Circle

Planview Spigit

Engagement serves as a sanity check for what’s important. Engagement with front line staff through collaborative ideation gives leaders the ability to scan the (true) horizon by receiving a steady stream of ideas and insights that front-line staff gain from working with a wide swath of customers. Engagement serves as the basis for continuous improvement. Engagement serves as an expression of respect. Do you remember your first real job?

New Tools for Lean Innovation Teams: Problem and Solution Zooms

Moves the Needle

But since we’ve been having great results using the Problem and Solution Zooms in our Lean Innovation Bootcamps and Accelerators throughout the past year, we decided you should have access too. Can you clearly define your customer, their problem, and your solution?

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Scaling Up Startups in Corporate Settings

Innovation Excellence

In recent years, an increasing intensity in collaboration between incumbent companies and startups has been observed. Meanwhile, close to 80% of corporations and startups have already been or are collaborating.

Advancing the Practice of Lean in the Digital Age: the Spigit and eVSM partnership

Planview Spigit

At some point the lean practice came to make sense to you. You began your lean journey. Today, you find yourself with practical understanding of the value of the lean approach, along with its limitations. Kanban, Spaghetti, EPEI) associated with the lean methodology?

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Moving Lean Construction into the Digital Age: Last Planner Meets Collective Intelligence

Planview Spigit

How might we engage and tap into the collective intelligence of our employees such that engagement, along with the outcomes from their contributions, increases the likelihood they remain with the firm? Connecting Lean Construction with Collective Intelligence.

Moving Lean Construction into the Digital Age: Last Planner Meets Collective Intelligence

Planview Spigit

How might we engage and tap into the collective intelligence of our employees such that engagement, along with the outcomes from their contributions, increases the likelihood they remain with the firm? Connecting Lean Construction with Collective Intelligence.

Adopting a Rapid Digital Innovation Process

Paul Hobcraft

The belief that lean management principles will get the innovation out of the door quicker, has been one of those management adoptions that often trick us into believing we are achieving more than we actually are. As we start to think about the next year, (is it here already?)

Move Sooner and Faster Than You Think You Can

Tim Kastelle

Part 6 in The Lean Startup Series The day before we started our first Lean LaunchPad program with the CSIRO, Bill McKeague and I talked strategy over coffee. I often refer to that first one as our Minimum Viable Lean LaunchPad.

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Key Issues in Innovation Management – Revisited – Part 1

Tim Kastelle

Recent research has confirmed successfully disrupting as well as outperforming companies to be significantly more engaged in business model innovation. It requires a more deliberated approach, such as the lean startup process, design thinking or a combination thereof.

Quality Improvement Software User Adoption Tips

Kainexus

The optimal approach is to implement a solution in such a way the employees want to engage. Innovation Software Software Continuous Improvement Software Lean Software

3 Noteworthy Continuous Improvement Books from 2019

Kainexus

Every year, the collective wisdom about how to lead organizations and engage in continuous improvement continues to grow. Lean Improvement Process

15 most important Innovation Theories your company should be using

Idea to Value

When should it be used: Any company which has or is thinking of building an Innovation Team / Department / Lab / Skunkworks should be aware of this concept of Dual Innovation and make sure your teams have the skills and permission to engage in it.

An 11 Step Gemba Walk Template for Executive Leaders

Kainexus

It also offers an opportunity to build trust and increase employee engagement. Many direct supervisors and mid-level managers practice Gemba walks, especially in Lean organizations , but it is important for executives to do them as well. Lean Daily Lean Management Gemba Walk

Our inabilities to adapt needs changing.

Paul Hobcraft

To experiment we limit risk, we learn through engaging in market understanding, validating needs, we adjust our model, then we rapidly scale, keeping competition lagging.

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Innovating: So What Is Possible?

Paul Hobcraft

In the Lean Methodology we are discovering the MVP (minimum viable product) as the process to travel through as we “Build- Measure- Learn” as the feedback loop.

When Being Right is the Wrong Strategy for Change

Kainexus

Leadership Employee Engagement Improvement CultureFrequent readers of this blog are probably familiar with Mark Graban. Mark has been an enormous contributor to the ideological foundation of the KaiNexus continuous improvement software.

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Scaling Up Startups in Corporate Settings

Integrative Innovation

How is startup engagement organized in corporate settings? However, startup engagement is also increasingly used for tapping into entirely new markets or technologies as well as spotting disruptive innovation opportunities.

Exploring frameworks and methods you need to know as an Innovator

Paul Hobcraft

Partly it seems executives don’t engage with their brand or business in the way that their customers do” The difference between DMAIC, DMADV, and Innovation Management (tackling a critical part of Six Sigma).

Making Agility Compatible For You

Paul Hobcraft

You become alert, you tune into lean management, having a start-up culture, and you seek to move beyond the boundaries, you are encouraged to think out of the box, you are asked to imagine the unpredictable. Is Agility compatible for many working in established businesses? “To

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So Where Is Innovation Heading?

Paul Hobcraft

We are seeing blurred boundaries, digital is raising the stakes and fear of missing out, it is upping the speed at which others are competing with new concepts, ideas, and engagement with customers.

Is Innovation in pharma broken?

The Future Shapers

Data shows that brands which are seen as innovative, have a more positive engagement with audiences. To measure success, Novo Nordisk focused on consumer engagement across social media channels. However, not every program’s success can be measured by social media engagement.

Relating to the New Innovation Era

Paul Hobcraft

Even though we have so many new initiatives going on in the larger organizations to keep the troops happy and hopefully engaged they are not making the level of difference that innovation is expected to achieve. I firmly believe we are on the cusp of a new innovation era.

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How Influencers Have Adapted in a COVID-19 World

Brunner

Though their feeds may not look all that different, without consistent brand partnerships and the added challenges brought on by mandatory stay-at-home orders across the country, many have had to adapt their content strategy and process in order to continue to provide updates to engage with their followers. Strategy Brand Engagement Content Strategy Influencers Social MediaThe influencer marketing industry has been severely impacted by the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Now That You Have a Concept, Should You Make or Stake?

Peer Insight

We refer to engaging third parties as staking, and believe it’s a resource efficient means to help teams complete their experience while still placing small bets and learning fast. Innovation Strategy design strategy experience design innovation strategy lean startup

Expert Interview Series: Jennifer Riggins of Happy Melly On Growing Your Brand Using Collaboration And Innovation

IdeaScale

brand, Jason’s Lean Change Management book and workshops, and Learning 3.0’s Most of our interaction is in a massive Slack community with more than 100 topic-related channels, ranging from agile and lean change to remote working to more personal ones like family, vulnerability and general pursuits of happiness. How can collaboration help workers feel more engaged, and more a part of a company and a community?

Executives Meet to Discuss the ROI of Innovation

Moves the Needle

Fast-growing startups often link compensation to achieving growth in a particular metric, such as advertising spend, or user engagement. David discusses Innovation Accounting at the Lean Startup Conference in this video. News & Updates Lean Innovation

Accelerate Innovation — With Experiential Learning

Gregg Fraley

Innovation Session Designs Don’t Engage. If you leverage these learning modes, participants stay mentally engaged. Design Thinking, Agile, CPS/Osborn-Parnes, Lean, TRIZ and other innovation frameworks all have some scaffolding built-in.

Key Innovation Issues for 2016 and Beyond

Integrative Innovation

Recent research has confirmed successfully disrupting as well as outperforming companies to be significantly more engaged in business model innovation. It requires a more deliberated approach, such as the lean startup process, design thinking or a combination thereof.

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What is Digital Transformation in Business and Why is it Important?

Moves the Needle

And while increased centralization of corporate power threatens this dynamic, (the airline industry is a great example where poor customer experiences become the norm due to the lack of choice), in most cases, without a deep understanding of customer habits, wants, and needs derived from continually engaging with customers, companies can’t receive new market information and adapt appropriately. Lean Innovation

Top 5 Consulting Firms for Innovation and Digital Transformation in 2019

Moves the Needle

Based in NYC, this relative newcomer combines the discretion of a prestige consultancy with the high-touch engagement of a boutique. Bionic leans heavy on tech nomenclature. Lean InnovationDigital transformation is more than saying “We are doing business in the 21st century, using 21st century tools.”