Anyone that works in manufacturing knows that projects don't always work perfectly the first time. Failing is part of being in the industry, and that applies to lean manufacturing as well! Woodworking Network said, "Aside from safety related issues or something extremely costly, try letting your people make some mistakes that perhaps you see coming. View it as an investment in learning rather than an error on their part." Allow yourself a little room to fail at the beginning and you'll find new, innovative ways to succeed!
You may be asking yourself, “Why would an article on failure be the first in a series that is supposed to help me?” Great question, and easy to answer. If you don’t warm up to the idea of failure being a good thing, you may find your journey much more painful than it has to be. Read More