From a leadership perspective, this statement is about as “non-lean” as you can get. I have been preaching about standard work for years. In fact, I used to be pretty good darn good at it.
Problem: over the last 4 months, I’ve let my standard calendar and daily standard work slowly and surely slip away. This degeneration has resulted in some fairly serious fallout including no regular reflection time (hence no blogging), no real improvement work, batching work, lack of 5S in the office, etc…geez. Looking in the mirror can be quite humbling.
During a long flight this last weekend, I reflected on the need to get back to doing what I preach. As of today, I have re-established my standard calendar and daily/monthly standard work. My new visual control is up in my office – with a fair amount of red conditions and countermeasures on it!
Let’s see how I do with compliance to my own standards and processes. Feel free to check up on me and see if I am keeping it alive.