The word lean conjures up a lot of images…lean meat, skinny, slender, thin, and concise and importantly without excess or fat. Indeed the word lean can be associated with poor performance as in ‘a lean year’. Use these questions to help you understand what it means to you...
In planning our careers, where does management end and leadership start?
Leadership and management need each other to get things done.
Leadership defines a vision of the future, the changes it requires and inspires people to commit to delivering it. Management plans, controls and co-ordinates the resources, processes and activities that will make it a reality.
Business Process Reengineering(BPR) was one of the first major change management approaches to use the word ‘process’. A process view is key to other major change methodologies such as Total Quality Management (TQM) and Lean Six Sigma.
Yet, our organisations are still structured vertically with a functional hierarchies and our careers progress upwards through them. In many cases change is instigated by an individual function looking at its own problems and opportunities.