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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:


Design principles and continuous improvement



Free Interactive Webinar
29 July 15:00 UK TIME
  • Discover how Design Principles can also be applied to Continuous Improvement and new process design, in order to:
  • Create a common sense of purpose
  • Pinpoint your customer requirements
  • Innovate to delight your customers

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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