We’ve all heard the popular quote,
Time flies when you’re having fun.
Implementing lean can be lots of fun. Challenges with improving and simplifying complicated processes or achieving a balanced mixed model flow, bring satisfaction when teams work together toward a common goal.
Writing for webdesignerdepot.com, Cameron Chapman opens her article on “The History and Evolution of Social Media” by stating,
Social media has become an integral part of modern society.
Uhh…yeah. The article was written in October, 2009. Reading through the timeline from beginning to end makes one realize just how far, and how quickly, social media has come. Time has flown, but it hasn’t been all fun. Personally, I’ve jumped onto quite a bit of the social media band wagon over the past couple of years…all with good intentions of course.
The 8th principle from The Toyota Way – 14 principles states,
Use only reliable, thoroughly tested technology that serves your people and processes.
I’m curious to hear your thoughts regarding whether the principle applies to the use of social media in supporting lean efforts.
How do we balance taking advantage of the latest SM opportunity vs. ensuring reliable, time-tested technology? As lean leaders, what are the risks?