The role of discipline in lean. Discipline as a key element of Lean Management values is crucial for achieving sustainable improvement and efficiency within an organization. It provides the necessary structure and consistency needed to streamline processes, reduce waste, and ultimately enhance overall productivity.
“Discipline is the bridge to success.”
~Thomas J. Watson Jr. – former IBM president
Why Discipline Matters in Business and Lean Management
Why should it be respected by businesses? I interpret discipline as:
- The foundation for increased efficiency: Discipline is the foundation for effective operation.
- Without discipline, it is very difficult to achieve goals and maintain lasting changes.
- Maintenance and adherence to standards: Discipline requires adherence to established procedures and standards. It ensures repeatability, minimizes errors, and ensures high quality.
- Organizational order: Discipline is about maintaining order in the workplace and space. “A place for everything, and everything in its place” is the key to higher efficiency and time savings.
- Punctuality: Discipline is associated with meeting schedules and delivery deadlines. It ensures process flow and customer satisfaction. I encourage you, experts, specialists, and continuous improvement enthusiasts, to prioritize discipline in your daily activities. We set an example for others. Please share your experiences and thoughts on maintaining discipline in Lean Management.
Discipline is the foundation for increased efficiency. Without it, achieving goals and sustaining positive changes becomes exceptionally challenging. Moreover, discipline necessitates the strict adherence to established procedures and standards, facilitating repeatability and minimizing errors. It also emphasizes the importance of maintaining order in the workplace, leading to higher efficiency and time savings. Finally, discipline ensures the timely execution of tasks, meeting schedules, and delivery deadlines, thereby enhancing process flow and customer satisfaction.
As experts, specialists, and continuous improvement enthusiasts, it is our responsibility to set an example for others by prioritizing discipline in our daily activities. By sharing our experiences and thoughts on maintaining discipline in Lean Management, we can collectively promote its importance and drive positive change within our organizations.
I follow the motto "Go to see." I support change leaders so that their teams feel motivated to support the business through goals. What I do:
-Teach how to identify waste in processes
-Support leaders in the process of going through change
-Teach how to build effective communication with teams
-Support businesses in conducting transformations
Who I am:
-A fan, practitioner, and huge enthusiast of Lean philosophy
-A change leader
-A practitioner for whom Numbers, Data, and Facts are super important – NOT OPINION
I always prioritize the well-being of people above other needs. I believe that if a person is happy and fulfilled at work, the work will naturally align with the business's expectations. Working as a consultant, I am a practitioner, not a theorist who recites books and says it depends. I love PDCA experiments – guided by the principle #gotosee, go and see. I love sharing my experience and teaching others. I will help you identify waste in your business, and we will go through the change together – it will be hard, but the result will be worth the effort. If my competencies are of interest to you, feel free to contact me.