Institute Yokoten: Blog

Sharing best practices!

Yokoten is a Japanese word for sharing best practices within the organization. The Lean Leadership Way Institute is committed to share knowledge with other members, their companies and all other stakeholders. The idea of Yokoten is closely linked to Toyota’s business practices and problem-solving concepts of Hansei, Kaizen, Nemawashi and A3.

Yokoten Conference

Forum Yokoten is an ideal proposition for directors, managers and practitioners working in a production sector. The whole idea of Yokoten is based on sharing good practices. […]

Yokoten Workshop

How to manufacture a product which meets customer requirements with less work and expenses and at the same time with a lower number of mistakes? How to […]

Building a culture of problem solving. Practices of Continuous Improvement.

What is my role as a leader? What can I do to successfully implement a sustainable problem-solving culture in my company?

Lean Leader Circle vs. Deming Cycle

How does the Lean Leader Circle OPDCSC differ from the PDCA Deming Cycle?

One Point Lesson and Lean Leadership Way

One point lesson is one of those  tools that is much misunderstood in its use outside of Toyota. In this short article, I would like to describe […]

Do we need to standardize the work of a lean leader?

My first lecture on Lean Leader Work Standardization (LSW, in English, Leader Standard Work) was delivered in April 2011 in Warsaw. The New Year’s Eve period is […]

Tip of the month – The role of the Managing Director.

It is nearly the end of the eleventh month of the year and I’m sure your team(s) will meet tomorrow at the boards to discuss the KPIs […]

Corporate “You are guilty” culture rather than celebrate our work achievements.

Why do we complain more and blame more, instead of looking for reasons to celebrate within the company?

One goal for 2018…

… and 10 key practices for the top management!

What do we need lean for?

How do I see the Lean Departament in a company and how do the Management see it?