My organization is going "lean" and one of the major themes I'm finding is that it is NOT about the people and NOT about relationships. It would seem that this puts it at odds with M-T philosophy that it is all about people and relationships. So... is there a cast for this? Has anyone reconciled the two concepts?
I'm 8 days of training into lean. I've got a long way to go. But I'm beyond the 2 hour executive summary too.
In short, our people-centric small company was acquired by a process-centric mega-corporation. Where before we employed brilliant people to do brilliant things, the method is to now take the "brilliant" out of the people and put it into a process. The goal is to perfect the process such that anybody can perform any task in the company. The only difference between the ideal worker of tomorrow and a robot is that the robot is more expensive... that is not an exact quote, but it is a very close paraphrase.
After a few years of drinking the M-T kool-aid... this lean stuff does not compute.