Establishing Lean practices can be a major change in corporate culture. In this video, Steven discusses why Lean culture must start at the very top of the organization and explains a three-step model for change management.
- George Bernard Shaw once said…that "Progress is impossible without change."…In today's continuous improvement business climate,…I think we can all agree with this.…Lean embraces the ability to constantly change…as a key ingredient of corporate culture,…which is each company's own way of doing things…and solving problems.…But change does not just happen, it must be managed,…and establishing a Lean Culture must be managed…from the very top of the organization.…
Change management is a very broad term used…to describe all the approaches and tools used…to redirect people and resources.…When implementing a significant change,…like building a Lean Culture,…the program must be initiating, supported,…and managed by the leaders of the company.…To enact organizational change,…many businesses use a three-step model…developed years ago by Kurt Lewin.…Unfreeze, Change, Refreeze.…Step one is the Unfreeze stage…where you recognize the change is needed…and prepare the organization for the upcoming change.…
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Lean concepts have been successfully applied to every aspect of doing business. In this course, learn the principles of lean and how they are used in processes, production, and services. Instructor Steven Brown also explains how lean thinking impacts the organization, from the overall business culture to day-to-day work activities.
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