My last blog was about an exciting visit by a Lean Sensei with 40 years of experience. After reading the blog, Sensei-san responded with further insights, which I am sharing as a guest blog below in his own words. Enjoy!
As a keen practitioner of Lean management, the prospect of hosting a Lean Sensei with 40 years of experience is a humbling opportunity. I was fortunate enough to experience this last week when a Toyota group Sensei, let’s call him Sensei-san, visited Perth. Sensei-san has worked in the Toyota group in the US, Australia, UK, Czech Republic and Japan.
Last month I blogged about how to look at the world with curiosity.
Why is this also important for a business? Let’s look at a business that is NOT curious. It gains no new knowledge and there is no innovation, which will lead to decline and eventually ‘extinction’. Darwin showed this to us a long time ago in the evolutionary sense and it also applies to companies. Many get stuck with what they do well and eventually fail because they are not sufficiently curious.
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