Many companies implement formal versions of Lean or Agile methods, but others have grown with the flexibility that continuous improvement provides, giving them the freedom to deviate from the formal approaches of Lean/Agile methods when needed.
When you regard continuous improvement as a mindset, rather than just a procedural practice, you realize it has a much wider set of applications.
For most of us, it’s clear that improvements to standard operating procedures (SOPs) directly improve efficiency. However, all too often we focus on what’s being said and not how we’re saying it. But there’s no reason that you shouldn’t eliminate written waste and become lean with your instructions as well.