The Dishwasher Discovery: Lean at home

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Some time ago, I made an amazing discovery while emptying the dishwasher. I had started to dig into Lean Management principles and was thinking about it while doing housework. I quickly saw that the Lean approach is not only suitable for companies and organizations. The fundamentals of Lean are so natural you can apply them to your whole life, not just to your paid work. Imagine how I stood in front of the dishwasher, musing how to reduce the boring task to empty it. Applying Lean instantly gave me the goal: Reduce running around.

Maybe you have already heard about Lean Management. Then you might have an idea what I’m talking about. No matter whether you have a clue or not:

You are invited to join me on the journey that this discovery triggered.

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