Our Wall of Excuses artwork recently got an update! But don’t worry, the original posters are still available at the bottom of this page.

The Wall of Excuses was created in the early days of the Lean initiative, by senior managers from The University of St Andrews, when they were asked why they thought people wouldn’t want to work with the Lean Team. It lists some of the most commonly heard excuses for non-engagement.

The Wall of No Excuses in comparison, is a more recent development, serving as an antidote to the negativity expressed in the Wall of Excuses. Adopting these attitudes when confronted by a problem is much healthier and much more likely to lead to success.



The original Wall of Excuses and Wall of No Excuses:

Wall of Excuses