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We Help Operations Managers to Conceive and Actualize Their Industrial Visions Based on the Lean Manufacturing Culture

We Help Operations Managers to Conceive and Actualize Their Industrial Visions Based on the Lean Manufacturing Culture

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Paradigm comes from Greek language παράδειγμα (paradeigma) literally means "pattern, example, sample".

In general meaning paradigm is perspective, set of ideas or thought patterns, and in detail meaning it is representation of the world, a way of seeing things, a model, a rule or a habit which influences our way of interpreting a situation or information.

When we react to an event in a manner which is habitual, and even stereotypical, this is called paradigm. Without paradigms, people would continuously struggle to define what they can see, what they understand and what they should do in an event.

Paradigm In organizational context:

Sometime organization wants to develop and change by adopting or implementing a new methodology or tool from time to time. But eventually fail in sustaining that paradigm. the key question is why?

Because in reality everyone is following a set task or list of things to do to maintaining such paradigm. Change comes from the people around us and the overall culture of the organization.

Learning to see from a different Perspective?

Seeing things differently is way to change your perspective around you, in an example manufacturing scenario a person can ask these questions with seeing differently around things:

  • Am I adding value to the product?
  • Can I do it in minutes rather than calculating it hourly?
  • How much cost involved if this fail?
  • The activity I am doing is required by the customer?
  • Is there a better way to doing this task?
  • Do I need all these items near me during my work?
  • For what activities customer is paying me?
  • Can we go and see where this problem actually happened?
  • Ask What, When, Where, Why, Who and How it happened? and so on….

Paradigms influence behavior. In certain cases, this influence is beneficial. But it is even at times harmful.

Each person acts or reacts following the paradigms which he has adopted: this is the main cause of resistance to change. Change is difficult because it's different than what so most of us have been taught. Paradigms helps to understand, define and engaging the world around us.

Developing Paradigm in a right direction is a continuous process requires seeing things from different perspective, developing basic thinking, changing mindset and learning from both success and failures.


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