The Lie of Gross Domestic Product

The Toyota Way

But about fifty years ago a revolution in manufacturing started at a company called the Toyota Motor Corporation. A unique combination of individuals came together to develop a system that became known as the “Toyota Way” or Lean.

Going to the Gemba

John Shook went on to found the Lean Enterprise Institute with Jim Womack and recently authored a book called “Gemba Walks”.

A Sustainable Future

In the new sustainable world there is a much greater focus on the efficiency of production as we start to consider the detrimental side-effects of production that have been ignored by traditional management and economic theory. We can’t be content with simply measuring activity and assuming that all that activity produces valuable outcomes without costly side effects.



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Nick Jenkins

Nick Jenkins

A thinker, writer and consultant with a passion for things Lean & Agile :