Lean Eye Test: Seeing the Work

Sometimes, you need to break things down to really understand the complexities of the process.

In this instructional video, there are two methods that produce the same product. But, how do these methods differ? Does one value “respect for people” more than the other? What about the assembly’s role in this?

Masia Goodman participates in this dual-demo, simplifying the differences in these approaches to work with six key elements, highlighted in the video.

Also, be sure to check out these other related pieces of LEI content.

“Respect for People” E-Letter by Jim Womack (12-20-2007): https://www.lean.org/womack/DisplayObject.cfm?o=755

“Lean Roundup: Respect for People” Article by Tom Ehrenfeld (05-14-2018):

“What is Work?” Video by Matt Savas (08-13-2020):

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