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Thursday, June 12, 2003
Communication and Collaboration - The Listening Workplace -- Last week, a couple of postings by your humble servant were devoted to issues of communication and collaboration. Today, Hal Macomber (If you've been reading my stuff for the last few months, you remember Hal as one of the three amigos (along with Joe Ely) who wrote a week-long, three-blog magnum opus on Theory of Constraints and day-to-day project work.) has upped the ante and posted up a superb piece that discusses the possible equivalents of Lean's 5S to knowledge/project work. Hal's 5Rs include...
3. Review and Reflection
5. Routines and Rituals
As a major fan of alliteration in the service of mnemonic aid, I'm impressed.
I'm even more impressed with what Hal calls it -- a first draft of a "speculation." It's a definite "keeper," even if only a draft. But he's looking for input and feedback. I encourage you to go and read the full posting and share your thoughts with him. (But please, whatever you do, don't point out that he's actually got 7 R's there instead of 5. You'll break his heart to make him realize his 5R paradigm is not as "lean" -- R-wise -- as it might be.)
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