Get ready for the pain and possible alliances. With the world map indicating the areas with concentrated resources, it is easy to see why these areas are in power today,...
This brings us to the topic of “what’s old is new again”. The thousand plus year order of the Shaolin monks show how they can adopt, change, grow with the times. The article by Laura He points to the order’s determination to continue to expand and stay relevant with the times, i.e. brand management. This is a great Black Belt study case to verify the correct process to fix in order to achieve their goal, i.e. Hoshin Kanri. This goal appears to be to continue their levels of training and increase awareness of the Shaolin culture.
From the detail in the article, it appears the order will have a good chance to achieve their goals. A good take-away is that any organization can adopt and change – even one with over a thousand years of history. Never accept in your projects that processes, tasks, etc. cannot change.
Gary Kapanowski – Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt – Excelsior
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