During the early summer of 2013 I conducted a survey of my 80,000 LinkedIn group membersas well as other similar LinkedIn groups. Within the sample, 23% described themselves as beginners, 46% as intermediate and 31% as advanced in their lean journeys.
This corresponded well with how long they had been applying lean in their organisation: 15% not yet started, 22% in their first year, 33% in their second or third year and 30% in their fourth year or further.
The two purposes of the survey were:
- To establish what issues or problems people have with their lean implementation activity and specifically what their single biggest problem was.
- What can we learn from this that might help make future lean improvements more effective.