Remote Resources

While the COVID-19 isolation measures are still in place, we will be listing all of the new Remote Resources that can help the MLC community.

Recommended Reading

That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief

—Scott Berinato | March 23, 2020

The world as we knew it has changed. As communities practice social distancing to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, many people are beginning to feel a sense of deep loss, sadness, loneliness, and fear of the unknown. Technology can help us stay virtually connected to family, friends, and coworkers, but how do we manage this scale of personal uncertainty and collective grief?  

For answers and insights, our colleagues at Harvard Business Review turned to David Kessler, one of the world’s foremost experts on grief and author of the new book, Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief. 

Understanding the stages of grief, he says, is the key to moving forward. First there’s denial: “This virus won’t affect me.” Then anger: “You’re making me stay home.” Next, bargaining: “If I social distance for two weeks, everything will be better.” Followed by sadness: “I don’t know when this will end.” And finally, acceptance: “This is happening. I have to figure out how to proceed.”  

We know that this crisis is collective—and so is the solution. That’s why we’d like to share this article with you: “That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief.” In it, Kessler not only talks about how we navigate grief, but proposes a sixth stage: finding meaning. We hope that this piece brings you some comfort.   

Read the Article

5S for Sanitization

In this unsettled time, while most of us are staying home, attached is a quick 5S flyer I've made for home sanitization projects. I hope this process will help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our personal spaces.

—Northern Michigan LLC member Md Hasan


Many companies are responding appropriately to the COVID19 pandemic, restricting travel and reducing large groups. This means lean conferences and training are mostly canceled, even those which didn't involve travel. But that doesn't mean that lean learning has to, or should, stop. 

With that in mind, I, Jamie Flinchbaugh, am making the following offer. Any individual who wants to continue their lean learning can sign up for any two of my video courses for free for the next month. Please select two videos from the following choices: Lean Principles from The Hitchhiker's Guide to Lean, Lean Process Design, Lean Leadership Plan, or Your Lean Journey which is about your road map. 

We hope this provides you the opportunity for you or your team to continue your education unencumbered by the current constraints. Happy learning! 

Butzel Long

As you may be aware, our firm recently produced a webinar highlighting Force Majeure and the Coronavirus. We also have a more webinars taking place later in March and April. You can see the schedule on our website.

Finally, I will direct your attention to our CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) RESOURCE PAGE which has abundant resources for the MLC.

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