BY FC EXPERT BLOGGER SHAWN PARR Tue Jan 24, 2012
Get on a Southwest flight to anywhere, buy shoes from Zappos.com, pants from Nordstrom, groceries from Whole Foods, anything from Costco, a Starbucks espresso, or a Double-Double from In N’ Out, and you’ll get a taste of these brands’ vibrant cultures.
Culture is a balanced blend of human psychology, attitudes, actions, and beliefs that combined create either pleasure or pain, serious momentum or miserable stagnation. A strong culture flourishes with a clear set of values and norms that actively guide the way a company operates. Employees are actively and passionately engaged in the business, operating from a sense of confidence and empowerment rather than navigating their days through miserably extensive procedures and mind-numbing bureaucracy. Performance-oriented cultures possess statistically better financial growth, with high employee involvement, strong internal communication, and an acceptance of a healthy level of risk-taking in order to achieve new levels of innovation. To read more…
Paul Akers answers a question from a listener about 50% improvement vs 2 second improvement and Lean Principles. For more information about 2 Second Lean, visit our website.
The Amazon team review of FastCap’s Learn To See Tour. For more information about FastCap, visit our website.
Austin shows us “what is lean” when it comes to a cleaning cart.
Listening to 2 Second Lean on the drive to Charlotte! Kreg
Thomas and Suzie came from a large bank in Slovakia to work with FastCap for 30 days to learn how we build a lean culture.
Paul answers questions from a reader of his book, 2 Second Lean.
#1 What came first, the structure or the culture?
#2 Did you direct and educate at the beginning or did you let the teams lead?
FC Expert Blog BY FC EXPERT BLOGGER ARSHAD CHOWDHURY
Tue Dec 27, 2011
Successful company culture can make the difference between a workplace people dread and one they brag about. You don’t have to have a Google-sized budget to offer great culture. Many culture-changing initiatives have no direct costs to the company. In fact, when properly executed, culture-improving initiatives can lower company costs in both the short and long term. To Read More…
Emma shows us “what is lean” when it comes to organizing the classroom desks.