Tell theThinkShack Your Juicy Thoughts On Lean – A Lean Thinking Survey

Here’s your chance! –  theThinkShack wants to know what you’re thinking! Really quick and simple – Answer yes/no to the questions, then tell us what you know about lean thinking!

Tell all your friends to take the survey – theThinkShack DARES YOU TO BURY US IN COMMENTS!

Question #1 – Have you ever heard of lean or lean thinking?

Question #2 – Do you use lean or lean thinking in your everyday life?

Question #3 – Lean thinking started at Toyota.  Do you think Toyota is doing a good job using lean to solve their recent issues?

Now…Most importantly! – We would love to hear your thoughts on lean, lean thinking, lean manufacturing.  No, they don’t have to be juicy…but if you got juicy stuff, we want to hear it! theThinkShack wrote the first two comments to show examples.

Thanks! – theThinkShack

(Note – Yes, this is a real survey.  We have engaged lean and lean thinking for over 20 years.  theThinkShack values your honest answers and your thoughts.)

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9 Responses to Tell theThinkShack Your Juicy Thoughts On Lean – A Lean Thinking Survey

  1. 1 -yes
    2 -yes
    3 -no

    I love lean! We have lean events where I work every few months. The improvements in safety are especially important too me. We’ve saved $35,000 so far this year with our lean improvements.

    Cool survey!

  2. no
    no
    yes

    Even though I don’t know anything about lean, I’d like to comment on Toyota. I read online about how they’ve fixed some of the issues…

  3. Matt Wrye says:

    1. Yes
    2. Yes
    3. Could be better

    Lean rocks! I wish more and more companies would learn about just the thinking. If we got away from tools and just taught thinking would we have more successful transformations?

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  5. Jim Baran says:

    Question #1 – Have you ever heard of lean or lean thinking? Yes.

    Question #2 – Do you use lean or lean thinking in your everyday life? I do believe I strive for continuous improvement and respect for people in all my affairs. However, behavior change is a life long process. Key is knowing what behaviors require change or more depth.

    Question #3 – Lean thinking started at Toyota. Do you think Toyota is doing a good job using lean to solve their recent issues? Actually, lean thinking is more a craftsmanship mindset. The Toyota Production System (TPS) roots are in craftsmanship as in simplicity and self reliance – hand and head working together to achieve balance. In that regard, I believe Toyota does better than most in self-correction, reliance on its Toyota Way principles, and relentless pursuit of constant improvement of it’s products and its people.

  6. Glenn Whitfield says:

    1) Yes
    2) Yes
    3) Depends. If talking about the production system, then yes. If talking about Public Relations, Marketing and how to handle a crisis in the public eye, then no.

    Lean Thinking can be applied anywhere. The challenge is for it to have a sustainable impact on an organization, it must be ingrained in the culture of the organization. That takes time. Too often we are too impatient and don’t invest the time to make lasting change.

  7. Justin Tomac says:

    1-Yes, essence of Lean.
    2-Yes, once infected it is hard not to use daily.
    3-As the latest stories are beginning to emerge we may very well find the root cause of the latest safety issues are really government and media related. I do look at Toyota as having a deeper and more mature understanding of the Thinking.

  8. 1. Yes
    2. Mostly
    3. Hard to say. It is impossible to “do” lean; it is an attitude and almost a way of life!

    I haven’t researched the root cause of Toyota’s problems but I would bet a nice, tall, cool, adult beverage that it is complacency.

  9. Jon Wetzel says:

    Question #1 – Yep – I even teach others to use it in the biotechnology – biotech / pharma industry.

    Question #2 – Yep – I used lean to simplify my laundry, do the dishes and loose weight

    Question #3 – Still room for improvement

    I think to get buy in from workers you should teach them how it can improve their lives at home. Then they are “learning by doing” 8 hours at work and 8 hours at home ( I haven’t figured how to use it ….IN my sleep yet *smile*)

    When they feel the immediate impact on the home front…they are more apt to use it at work.

    LEAN ON
    Jon

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