Coping with a complex business environment can lead to cumbersome new structures in companies. Two veteran management consultants argue companies should instead embrace "smart simplicity" to promote autonomy and cooperation.
Teamwork is the engine that drives all great manufacturing endeavors. Unfortunately, this axiom sometimes gets forgotten in the offices and boardrooms where managers and executives chart a company's course.
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Aligning strategy and tactics is not about activities on a project or implementation plan. It’s about ensuring that employees know their roles and what is expected of them to help the organization achieve its strategy.
Without mastering these seven foundational behavioral skills, even with their heart in the right place, leaders fumble their presence at the gemba and, consequently, feel disappointed by the bottom-line results they get from their lean efforts.