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How to do Kaizen when overloaded

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I responded to a tweet by Brant Roney containing a graph from a webinar held by Mark Graban and Dr. Greg Jacobson on “Making Time for Continuous Improvement”. I presented a question including a drawing on how to go about when there was no time for Kaizen, when the teams are constantly overloaded?


What about when the graph constantly look like this?

My original tweet

An interesting discussion emerged and Mark Graban put some of it into a blog post “Can You Even Consider Kaizen When the Chart Showing Time and Workload Looks Like this?” featuring my initial question and drawing.

Jimmy Sjölund
Jimmy Sjölund
Jimmy Sjölund is an organisational transformation expert with extensive experience sparking change at large, multinational companies. As Principal Agile Practitioner at Red Hat, he’s focused on creating organisational improvements and improving team excellence through agile and lean workflows. He’s published articles and book chapters on topics like work visualization techniques, asynchronous collaboration, and leading through open principles and behaviors. Jimmy is a seasoned public speaker at several conferences, including Agila Sverige, ScanAgile, All Things Open, and more. He serves as an Ambassador for the Open Organization project and community.