You Don't Know Why You Have to Do a Particular Lean Job
Learning about Lean often takes a leap of faith. But faith only goes so far. On occasion, you will struggle with various aspects of your Lean job, especially when you don’t see the point in what you are beings asked to do.
You don’t know why you have to do a particular task.
How this affects you
It is easier to do something when you know why you have to do it. When you don’t understand the reason or don’t see how it helps the company, you may find yourself angry that you are wasting your time.
Action to take
In the 1984 movie The Karate Kid, a young man learns martial arts from a wise, but eccentric mentor. The instructor has the teenager painting fences and waxing cars, all with very precise movements. The boy finally gets fed up with his teacher and demands to know why he has to perform these mundane tasks. In response, the mentor throws several punches and kicks at the boy, who blocks them all by using the same motions he’d learned during those chores.
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Why this works
The Why this Works section is only available in print copies of Whaddaya Mean I Gotta Be Lean?.