Now Available: Custom Reporting

A picture’s worth a thousand words — unless, of course, it conveys outdated or incomplete data. With LeanKit’s new Custom Reporting, you can answer your burning questions faster — and accurately.

LeanKit’s Custom Reporting solution offers quick insight to help you:

  • Highlight organizational trends with cross-board reporting
  • Meet your unique needs with custom reports, charts, and graphs
  • Ensure common understanding via easy report sharing

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Beat the Transformation Odds

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If you’re currently considering or have already taken on an organizational transformation, new research from McKinsey provides useful insights to triple your odds of success.

Substantial organizational change comes with a chasm of risk; however, McKinsey’s report suggests a repeatable formula to help you cross safely. Following their recommendations can increase your success rate up to 79%, based on the results achieved by the executives who participated in this survey.

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Welcome to the New Lean

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If you’ve been to business school, or are at all familiar with business history, you’ll know that Lean was a big, big thing in the 1980s and ‘90s. Western manufacturing companies were being decimated by their Japanese rivals, especially Toyota, and they were trying everything they could to regain their competitive edge.

Many flavors of improvement methodology arose along the way, including Total Quality Management, Theory of Constraints, Just-in-Time and Six Sigma. Each of those movements is still around to some degree, but it would be fair to say that the style of management they were aiming for is now generally thought of as Lean.

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Business Flow: Watch the Baton, Not the Runner

Watch the baton and not the runner to focus on business flow.

Imagine you’re at the Olympic Games, watching the 4x400m relay race. While one runner carries the baton around the track, the other three runners stand around waiting.

If we ran the relay race like most of us run our businesses, it would look very different.

Each of the idle runners would be running three other races, ensuring that they always have something to do. But each of those races don’t start at exactly the same time, and each of the legs aren’t run with exactly the same speed. In this scenario, it’s the baton that’s waiting for the runners, who are busy (and probably exhausted) from running their other races. As a result, all four races get slower. Much, much slower.

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