January 2017

Go and see

A key concept in lean (which can be used in any part of life) is to go see what is happening and watch to understand. Yesterday, after seeing a video of the river overflowing the dam, I went to see for myself. Persevering over the long trek was worth it; seeing the falls in person was a different experience. The view was bigger in person—360 degrees of view. I could see where the water flowed, how the logs on top were held back to protect the dam, and the new safety fencing. The sound was thundering. There was a crowd of at least 10 people watching and taking photos.