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My wife and I enjoy the occasional TV police drama. Now before you start to question how I spend my spare time, hear me out. One day last week one of the characters in a show we frequent stated that “perfect is the enemy of good”. That phrase stuck with me.
You’ve studied the Toyota Production System, you’ve attended webinars, you’ve read all the books. You’ve even learned a little Japanese in the process. Your team has been prepped and schooled in lean theory and seems enthusiastic about embracing something new.
Creating a lean culture sometimes requires participating in difficult conversations. Perhaps someone is not meeting their commitments, or maybe they're not fully present in meetings where their input is critical to the success of the project.