Lean has been spreading across the world like wildfire since the late nineteenth century, when Sakichi Toyoda in Japan began establishing Toyota Industries and developing lean philosophy. Lean has then inspired hospitals, prosecution offices, and service companies. And now it has come to the organisation we can impact most, our own home.
In the family and in the home, we wear on one another’s love, trust and self-esteem; we put a strain on the environment and on ourselves, and many people waste resources—both time and money. Lean curtails that wastefulness. Persistent work with lean can dramatically reduce waste and create a more sustainable, harmonious home—and ultimately, a more sustainable society.
Our closest relationships help us evolve as people, but they can also cause us to come to a standstill, to get stuck in established roles, or to give up what we really want from life. Lean helps us do the best we can and live our dreams. All that’s required is love, intention and perseverance.
Do you have what it takes?