jueves, 8 de mayo de 2014

Kaizen is called a mindset change ....Tell them the story of the Elephant Chained before teaching any Lean Tools.

As Lean Manufacturing consultant I have had many satisfactions but  when the people Break And Move Beyond The Length Of The Chains, it is what I love the most.

Before to teach about Lean Manufacturing tools, I like to tell the story about the Chained Elephant , the reason is there are many organizations that have the Creativity of Employees Chained; they are not able to propose any new ideas due in the past some managers have told them NO many times.

However on Kaizen events I try to create the environment for free creativity and the try- storming , and make the team realize  that the mistake don't exist , it is experience instead.

 “We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past. But you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles, and you are here NOW with the power to shape your day and your future.”



"If you take a baby elephant, place a chain around one of its back legs, hook the chain to a stake, and then drive that stake into the ground to restrain the baby elephant until it's big enough to fend for itself. When the caretaker removes both the stake and the chain from the elephant's back leg, the elephant will not venture out beyond the length of the chain that once restrained him. The story goes on to say that the elephant has been conditioned to accept residency in a mental prison given to him by his caretaker."


                                         Lorena Rother

Your attempt may fail, but never fail to make an attempt…. & CHOOSE not to accept the false boundaries and limitations created by the past.


I have also chance the "BrainStorming" , by "TryStorming" , the people and organization must change the mindset , and as consultant is my duty coaching them to say “yes I will try it” , giving them the confidence to make the first step , the difference is only on their mind and they have to choose not to accept the false boundaries and limitation created by the past.


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