5 biggest mistakes to hinder a lean startup
Lean is not that hard, to be honest—you just need to get a few things right.
First, every customer matters, and quality is about delivering to customer preferences as opposed to fitting the customer in your processes.
Second, if you continuously reduce lead-time—from customer order to delivery, from production order to shipping, from supplier order to reception—all sorts of practical problems will appear and you can engage your people’s
initiative in solving them.
Third, most technical problems are skills problems, so as you solve problems, you focus on training every employee every day at better using the tools at hand and at better working with each other. As you do so, patiently and in good cheer, you develop mutual trust in your company and that elusive, priceless quality: morale.
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