Reinventing Lean for modern work
The Lean Systems Framework™ is the result of a decade-long effort to apply Lean to knowledge work in modern organizations, from startups to multi-national enterprises. It leverages ideas from Systems Thinking, Design Thinking and Cognitive Psychology and offers a richer and more general set of models and methods for organizational design, innovation and culture change.
Classical Lean was born in an industrial economy, but today we have a knowledge-based economy. Work is much more complex. Everything changes faster. Also, Lean has traditionally been inward-focused in its application. In contrast, Lean Startup movement focuses on learning about the external world – the world of the customer.
Both approaches are incomplete and fail to address the full spectrum of organizational learning needs. The Lean Systems Framework™ supports learning about the external world as well as improving internal execution.