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Why Toyota Consultants Struggle to Implement Change Outside Toyota:
A recording of our webinar

A story continues to this day that when the Toyota board challenged Taiichi Ohno as to why he opened their doors in the 1980s to Western academics who were trying to figure out ‘The Japanese Miracle’ he replied “don’t worry, they’ll see some tools and techniques, then spend decades trying to work out how to get them to work. They’ll never realise it’s not about the tools.”

So how do you implement Lean?

So if it’s not about the tools, how do you implement Lean?  Join Sean Buckland for an exploration into the fascinating challenge of implementing lean in different management cultures.  He will cover:

    • Being lean in a lean culture vs lean in a standard management culture
    • Some of the key brakes and barriers that traditional management unwittingly place on their lean efforts
    • An introduction into how to evaluate your culture through its values and how to use this to help lever cultural change

Questions about implementing Lean in different management cultures?

If you have any questions about this topic, you can reach the PMI team at team@pmi.co.uk.

Next time, why not ask your questions in real-time and join our next PMI Live webinar. You can register for our upcoming webinars here:



Continuous Improvement for Hybrid Working



Free Interactive Webinar
28 Jan 15:00 UK TIME
  • Join Damion Albinson as he talks about mastering the art of remote facilitation for your improvement actions, tools, and projects:
  • Planning your virtual session
  • Technologies and how to create interactive sessions
  • Visual learning methods


Getting More Out the Door, Better - 5 Tips to Increase Productivity and Quality


Free Interactive Webinar
25 feb 15:00 UK TIME
  • Join Rich Seddon as he talks about how to delight customers whilst being contained by external factors:
  • Do more with less
  • Improve output and quality
  • Serve your customers more effectively
  • Stay focused on the things that matter
  • What to stop, start, continue


To Automate or Not To Automate - A Continuous Improvement Conundrum


Free Interactive Webinar
25 mar 15:00 UK TIME
  • Join Sean Buckland as he talks about the benefits vs. the costs of process automation, and knowing whether it's going to be worth the effort before you begin. He will cover:
  • Customer impact
  • The risks
  • Understanding the value automation adds



Transform Your Organisation - Incrementally



Free Interactive Webinar
29 apr 15:00 UK TIME
  • Join Warren Knight as he talks about deploying performance excellence department by department:
  • Plan the deployment
  • Accelerate your process performance
  • Support a culture of continuously driving out waste
  • Improve staff engagement by providing capability and empowerment to tackle problems themselves

More resources that might interest you:

Are you wondering if you can deliver Agile improvements? Wonder no more! Join Sean Buckland as he busts the myths and explores the magic of Agile improvement.

Watch now – Agile Improvement: Myth or Magic? Webinar Recording

If you’re looking to drive a culture of continuous improvement, then it’s essential to develop the process skills of your people and give them a method to follow.

Read now – What Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belts Can Do For Your Organisation Blog

Tackle problems quickly and effectively with a kaizen workshop and stimulate a lean improvement culture within your organisation.

View now – Is it a Kaizen? Infographic

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