Why 14 Principles?
14 Principles are experienced Lean consultants and trainers, having introduced and operated Lean in a range of markets. We live and breathe Lean in our day-to-day work; and now we teach what we’ve learned.
We’re building a Lean company based on principles that we use to drive success, every day. We hope you like our take on them:
In it for the long term
Know what you’re doing and why you’re doing it. Live and breathe this long term philosophy.
Work in a way that forces problems to be highlighted and solved quickly. No carpet sweeping allowed.
Work, don’t create work
Lots of people end up being on hamster wheels. It’s an easy trap. Get everyone off those wheels.
Work like the tortoise
Steady, regular, effective, craftsmanship. Don’t get into the habit of working till midnight.
Learn to stop and fix issues. Halt the line. Nobody likes working in a building with broken windows.
Find a way to work.
Find a way to work that works for you. People are smart; improve your way of working together.
Use boards, monitors, TVs, lava lamps, anything to let everyone see what’s happening.