Taiichi Ohno, often referred to as the father of theToyota Production System seemed to think so. 

An exercise known as "Stand in a Circle" which  is said to have originated with Ohno was purposed to help managers understand and "see" waste.  History reports thatTaiichi Ohno would stand a manager in a chalk circle drawn on the shop floor with a one word instruction to  “watch.”  Undoubtedly,  Ohno had spotted something that he wanted the manager to see .  Several hours later, Ohno would return and ask “What do you see?” If the reply was  something other than what Ohno had noticed, he would simply ask the manager to “watch some more.”

Published in Lean Office