Since 2004 we have been reinventing Lean for modern knowledge-intensive organizations. The result of this work is the Lean Systems Framework™, which has been employed in organizations from 20 to 130,000 people across a broad range of industries. The framework is rich and non-prescriptive and can therefore be used to model, design and evolve any type of organization.
As the administrative tasks of managers are increasingly performed by or via software, there is an expectation that they must contribute as leaders. But how do we develop good leaders in a time where everything is changing so rapidly? And how can we help people understand how they are doing and where they can improve?
Established firms are being rapidly and mercilessly disrupted by exponentially progressing technologies. These technologies are fundamentally changing the structure of firms and entire industries. How can mature firms continue to create value in such a world? We refer to the emerging situation as the Post-Lean Future, because continuous improvement as advocated by Traditional Lean won’t be enough to compete. More radical changes are needed.