Lean Blog Audio — Visiting MIT, Learning about “The Good Jobs Strategy”


Last week was an amazing week of learning and networking. I was in Dallas for the Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit (as I wrote about). As I mentioned yesterday, it was also my wife’s five year reunion from her MIT master’s program. As I also mentioned, I nerded out and sat in on a number of lectures that were part of the weekend.I’ll also blog later about Steve Spear’s lecture (you likely know him from the Lean community), but I also really enjoyed a lecture by MIT professor Zeynep Ton, from the Sloan School of Management (she’s formerly of HBS… and also an industrial engineer, like me).

Prof. Ton gave an engaging lecture on her book The Good Jobs Strategy: How the Smartest Companies Invest in Employees to Lower Costs and Boost Profits. I had heard of the book but hadn’t yet gotten to the Kindle sample that I downloaded, yet alone the full book. The Kindle version is only $5.99, by the way, or it’s free if you have a “Kindle Unlimited” membership.

I’ve finally read the book and I highly recommend it.

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