Using column WIP limits…
… is an essential part in the organizational learning process that teaches the team to think with a collective intelligence.
In other words, through the effect of column WIP limits is that the organization “learns how to learn.” This is an essential skill, that becomes critical once you aim at higher performance levels. At that point, the organization will no longer be expected to follow “prescribed recipes” but to apply its own (collective) insights in confronting and resolving its challenges.
Read more in: Tame the Flow.