The only lasting competitive advantage is the ability to learn and innovate. Lean thinking within services has the potential to engage knowledge workers in process improvement on a continuous basis. In this way, the adaptation to new market demands could be gradual and a result of organisational learning.
If something is difficult then you hire an expert, right? Not necessarily. You can often do with a lot less if you avoid making two common mistakes. Let’s call it lean recruitment.
Effective work delegation is a much-overlooked leadership skill. If you can’t delegate work then you can’t scale your time. Instead, you gradually become tied up in operations with no time to develop the business. Read about more effective delegation of work.
Makigami is a highly structured process map. The map visualises, analyses and communicates any business process. Learn how to produce one here.
There is a saying that “the devil is in the detail.” It is indeed the detail that often makes the difference. It’s the detail that is the hard part. Success comes from attention to all the little details that make move things forward.