The Evolution of Lean Thinking – InfoQ

Transitioning from Lean Thinking to Flow Thinking.

Here is an article from Nigel Thurlow in InfoQ ( that talks about The Flow System (its origins and a summary of what it is).

Key Takeaways, as identified in the article include:

  • Flow means the customer must always come first.
  • Complex problems evolve lean thinking into flow thinking.
  • Leadership must evolve and become distributed in Flow-based systems.
  • Psychological safety is critical to detect weak signals.
  • Teams need to learn how to be teams and apply teamwork training.



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