Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Answers to a variety of continuous improvement questions that we are commonly asked.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  • Do Financial Incentives Work in Lean?

    Episode 1

    I've had several discussions about whether financial incentives work to improve performance of team members in a Lean organization. I answer that question in this video FAQ.

  • How Many KPIs Should We Have? (FAQ)

    Episode 2

    Tracking metrics is an important part of Lean. Overdoing it, though, can cause bigger problems. Learn more about KPIs in this FAQ video.

  • What is the origin of Lean?

    Episode 3

    I am frequently asked about the origin of Lean. This FAQ answers that question, and it is not the answer you probably think it is.

  • Why are there so many Japanese terms in Lean? (FAQ)

    Episode 4

    Study Lean for any length of time, and you will come across an abundance of Japanese terms. I answer why that is in this short FAQ video.

  • Why are there so many Lean specialties?

    Episode 5

    Over the last several years, there has been a rise in specialized branches of Lean. I answer why in this short FAQ video.

  • Why is Lean often called a Journey?

    Episode 6

    You will often hear Lean efforts referred to as a journey. This FAQ talks about why.

  • Is there value in Lean certification?

    Episode 7

    There are a lot of types of Lean certifications floating around from a lot of different organizations. This FAQ dives into whether they are worth the effort.