Everybody Get Lean, Episode 1

I got a chuckle out of this video, sent to me by Ben Mallahan, the writer and director of a new web series called EVERYBODY GET LEAN. The series is a work place comedy about lean programs and everything that can go wrong when people go overboard.

I love the shirtless 6S guy!

Ben tells me they shot a total of four episodes, though only the first one has been released. If it picks up steam then we’ll be making many more. Production of the series was sponsored by a new company that is producing Lean training videos, but the Everybody Get Lean series itself is pure fun.

On the slightly serious side, the video does an uncanny job of pointing out all the stuff I hate about how lean thinking and kaizen are so often taught and introduced.

Hey, if you can’t laugh at gung-ho consultants, what good are they?