Culture Eats Strategy For Lunch

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

01.24.12 | Categories: General

Lean 50% improvement vs 2 Second Improvement

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.

01.16.12 | Categories: *Contains Videos, Lean, Lean Fastcap

Amazon Team Review What They Learn On FastCap Tour

The Amazon team review of FastCap’s Learn To See Tour. For more information about FastCap, visit our website.

01.15.12 | Categories: FastCap, Lean, Lean Fastcap

Cornerstone Christian School – Lean Cleaning Cart

Austin shows us “what is lean” when it comes to a cleaning cart.

01.10.12 | Categories: *Contains Videos, Lean, Lean Kids

Listening to 2 Second Lean

Listening to 2 Second Lean on the drive to Charlotte! Kreg

01.10.12 | Categories: General

Thomas and Suzie Visit FastCap

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.

01.07.12 | Categories: FastCap, Lean, Lean Fastcap

2 Second Lean Q&A

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?

12.28.11 | Categories: General

Culture Isn’t Costly

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

12.27.11 | Categories: Lean News

Cornerstone Christian School – Lean School Desk

Emma shows us “what is lean” when it comes to organizing the classroom desks.

12.13.11 | Categories: *Contains Videos, Lean, Lean Kids

Cornerstone Christian School – Lean Instruments

Austin shows us “what is lean” when it comes to organizing instruments.

12.13.11 | Categories: *Contains Videos, Lean, Lean Kids