New website!

Yes, welcome to our new website. All in the name of Continuous Improvement of course. As you will see, it’s the same URL, with slightly different content. The biggest change is we have removed our recorded online courses. “Why so?” I hear you ask. Well, to cut a long...

The boat game

Here at St Andrews Lean Consulting we love games which incorporate Lean! Today we’re going to explain why and how a boat building exercise can enforce Lean principles. All you will need is paper and teams of more than two people. The game will help emphasise and...

Cross hands game

Hello Everyone! Today we will be playing the cross hands game and seeing how it can be beneficial when learning and applying lean principles. Perseverance. Cooperation. Thinking outside the box. These qualities and approaches to problem solving are key to the success...

The 3 best Lean games every company should learn to play

Xunzi may have been the first experiential teacher… “Tell me, and I will forget. Show me, and I may remember. Involve me, and I will understand.”– Xunzi (Xun Kuang), a Confucian philosopher who lived in the third century B.C.E.* At St Andrews Lean Consulting we agree...

The snowflake game

Good afternoon readers, For those of you in the UK at the moment, or perhaps England at least, I think you will agree that it is fairly warm! We’re cooling things down a little bit today by talking about the Snowflake game.  Communicating an idea isn’t just...