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Month: September 2016

Teams are “Us” – Part 2: What’s a Team To Do?

Teams are “Us” – Part 2: What’s a Team To Do?

“If you want one year of prosperity grow grain.  If you want ten years of prosperity grow trees.  If you want one hundred years of prosperity grow your people” — Confucius (~ 500 BC) I formed my first JIT/TPS/Lean team a little over a quarter-century ago. Time really does fly – unfortunately. Since that time, I have formed/created/sponsored well over a hundred such teams, probably closer to two hundred. I don’t know for sure since I did not keep a list….

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Teams are “Us” – Part 1: What’s a Team?

Teams are “Us” – Part 1: What’s a Team?

“If you want one year of prosperity grow grain.  If you want ten years of prosperity grow trees.  If you want one hundred years of prosperity grow your people” — Confucius (~ 500 BC) I guess you can say that truth and wisdom have been with us for a very long time. The problem is — we seem to have very short memories. The other problem is that we often, conveniently, divide the “people” up into “us” and “them”. I can’t…

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