Organizations Must Go on a DIET to Become Lean

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Organizations Must Go on a DIET to Become Lean
Leila McKenzie, Business Consultant, United States, Member
Lean is focused on the elimination or reduction of waste and the continuous improvement of the overall performance of a company. Acquiring the proficiency to accomplish more with less is the path toward removing insignificant activities from organizational practices. Creating more value and applying a different way of thinking during processes is at the heart of lean concepts. A diet to become lean consists of principles that organizations integrate through Discipline, Improvement, Efficiency, and Training (DIET):

- discipline. When incorporating a diet in your organizational practices, discipline is vital before your system becomes fit. The leader needs to be a dedicated champion for change, open-minded, and without skepticism. It is important to have a methodical understanding of the issues facing the organization and the environment for which it operate as one of its biggest challenges toward the plan to become lean. T...Sign up

Lean Manufacturing and Culture
Jason Osborn , Manager, United Kingdom, Member
Unfortunately it sounds like you've read all the books, the reality of employing Lean is that it is different for every organisation and even differen...Sign up

Organizations Must Go on a DIET to Become Lean
Joe Boyle, United States, Member
Acronyms are a good way to help us remember and tell stories. DIET helps us to remember keys to ci - discipline, improvement, efficiency and training....Sign up

Lean Organization Diet
James Shanbrom, Entrepreneur, United States, Member
@Jason Osborn: my organization went on a diet and lost about 750 pounds, I mean employees in just two-months....Sign up

Zappos and Google Good Examples of combining Function and Fun Within Business
KATHRYN STEINER, MBA, Entrepreneur, United States, Member
@Jason Osborn: great acronym... and discussion... I recently saw an interview on the 20/20 with

DIET Proves to Be a Great Starting Point for Discussion
Marty Conway
It is a great starting point to use DIET to discuss Lean with inexperienced employees. The reality of Lean is that companies don't necessarily have...Sign up

DIET is the Order of the Day
Jagdish Mehta, Entrepreneur, India, Member
Yes, I believe, DIET is the key to integrate, harness and accelerate the growth engine of an organization....Sign up

Executives Must Also Go on a Diet
subramanyam, Business Consultant, India, Member
A very interesting and useful proposition. In addition, all important executives of the company must also go on dieting. This keeps the organization l...Sign up

Rude Shock - You are Obese!
SAMUEL LUZOBE, Consultant, Uganda, Member
The DIET acronym helps to recall critical issues related to 'leanness' of an organization.
Like in personal weight control, if our inner discipl...Sign up

DIET Without T (training) Leads Fat Organizations to DIE
Mirza Fareed Beg, Management Consultant, Pakistan, Member
The "T" in DIET is the most important factor towards making 'obese' organizations Lean. "T"raining is so crucial, that without training, 'fat' organiz...Sign up

DIET Extremely Useful to Explain Lean
Jaikrishna, Manager, India, Member
The DIET acronym is indeed extremely useful to put across the concept of Lean.
1. The general meaning of 'diet' in normal terms itself sig...Sign up

People in an Organisation Must Be TIED to Become Lean
K.S.SUBRAMANIAM, Consultant, India, Member
The people in an organisation should be TIED -- Training, Improvement, Efficiency, Discipline -- to become Lean....Sign up

ING not Linked to a Lean Strategy
Jasper Mugambi, Manager, Kenya, Member
@KATHRYN PAWLEY STEINER : adding ING: Inspirational, Necessary to economy and culture and Giving back is useful to t...Sign up

Pitfalls when you're DIETing to Become Lean
Ellis, Manager, United Kingdom, Member
DIET is a great acronyms and definitely food for thought, provided it's the right food, of course.
Pitfalls with dieting are that:
- You're ...Sign up

DIETing is not Simply a Cost Reduction Tool
Srikumar Varma, India, Member
The idea of DIET should not be used of as a cost reduction tool and a means of reducing employees. People are most valuable when the company can bank ...Sign up

First Value for the Customer, Then DIET
Eric Schmitz, Belgium, Premium Member
The DIET concept should as everything be improved continuously.
First of all, DIET can only work when the basic objective of Lean is made ve...Sign up

DIET and Lean Management in Enterprises
K.Narayana Moorthy, HR Consultant, India, Member
Lean management in an enterprise is eliminating waste and creating value in the system. This is difficult to sustain for a long period, in todays's hi...Sign up

DIET and Lean Management in Enterprises
Milko Cuadros Saavedra, Director, Bolivia, Member
I like the DIET acronym and analogy very much. Sometimes it's easier to understand things in other words, I will use these concepts....Sign up

Organization Must Go on a DIET to Become Lean
melchiorre calabrese, Manager, Italy, Member
@Mirza Fareed Beg: Great! Wise and homorous! I really appreciate your consideration!...Sign up

Does ING adds to DIET Fundamentals?
KATHRYN STEINER, MBA, Entrepreneur, United States, Member
@Jasper Mugambi: thank you for your comments. Initially it would not appear my suggestions I-Inspirational, N-Necess...Sign up


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