By Jon Miller | Post Date: August 22, 2006 10:37 PM | Comments: 1
What do you call it when a meeting of the Lean manufacturing leaders from around the globe gets cancelled at the last minute by the senior leadership of the organization, citing “business needs”? I call it cosmic irony.
One of our consultants was scheduled to participate in a such workshop with a client, with the aim of making the Lean implementation more effective in their factories. But something else more important came up and this meeting has been called off for the moment. In business as in life, things change. Fair enough.
Here is a definition of cosmic irony I pulled from Wikipedia:
Cosmic irony is a sharp incongruity between our expectations of things and what actually occurs, as if the universe were mocking us.
The whole purpose of such a Lean leadership workshop is to make the Lean transformation more effective. The whole purpose of a Lean transformation is to change the culture of the organization to one that supports continuous improvement. The whole purpose of continuous improvement is to be better able to take care of… business needs.Comments are moderated to filter spam and inappropriate content. There may be a delay before your comment is published.