Corporate muda – a recap

In case you missed them, or can’t find stuff in the archives, here’s a recap on the posts I’ve written about waste in large organisations…

The muda of walking about
Co-location, co-location, co-location
Your eyes are too high, sir
A salutary tale of bureaucracy without lean thinking
More on multi-tasking
Multi-tasking delays everyone
Local optimisation
In which cost accounting at the department level leads to false positives in the search for productivity improvements
The taxi business
When per-project cost accounting dominates, the first project that needs an infrastructure feature pays for it; everyone else then gets a free ride. Local optimisation prevents progress
Tidy gemba
House-keeping is never a waste of time
I only want a pencil
In a dysfunctional organisation, even pencils can be exorbitantly expensive

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