Are Lean and Finish Strong® Contradictory?
Lean focuses on eliminating waste, continuous improvement, and the endless pursuit of perfection.
Finish Strong® is about completed work.
While seemingly contradictory, they are not.
Continuous improvement requires a never-ending series of completed and sustained improvements, which become the foundation for more.
Most improvement efforts fail; recommended changes slide back to the old way. Finish Strong® changes that.
Finish Strong® ensures completed work, reinforcing improvements.
Finish Strong® preserves the gains as advances continue.
Finish Strong® drives repeat problems from your business.
Shigeo Shingo and Taiichi Ohno wouldn’t deny the value of those.
Nor should you.