Series Posts: Lean Journey

  • lets do it in the bathroom

    Lean Journey: Let’s Do it in the Bathroom

    Lean Journey • April 20, 2017

    When I first introduced Lean to the Benchmark team I was a little uncomfortable with a comment from Paul Akers, author of 2 Second Lean, stating that “it all starts in the bathroom.”  He maintains that there is no better place to start to build and maintain a culture of continuous improvement than in the…

  • Formation of the Lean Squad

    Squad Goals: Forming A Team For This Lean Journey

    Lean Journey • November 8, 2016

    In June, a handful of Benchmark employees were added to a new Slack channel and greeted with the following message from COO Denise Keller: Welcome to the Benchmark LEAN SQUAD You have all been individually recommended to join this new group to help us launch LEAN thinking at Benchmark. Lean is an exciting way of…

  • Lean-19

    Go Lean or Go Home

    Lean Journey • August 3, 2016

    About 4 months ago, I was doing my morning workout at the gym on the treadmill- something I absolutely loathe. Unlike my husband Curt, who is athletic, fit and competitive, I am none of the above and see exercise as a necessary evil (I hope one day to be in good enough shape to celebrate…