Working on three levels

Guest blogger Chris Shannon, University of Queensland, has this to say about working on three levels … “While tidying up my electronic files recently, I came across this diagram. I first saw this in 2015  when attending introductory Lean training run by...

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 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...