Most lean implementations start with a lot of excitement as business results quickly improve and front-line employees show a high level of engagement. This excitement is often short-lived, however, with the process going back to its initial performance, leaving front-line employees and leaders disappointed. Hear how using lean with processes – without changing leadership principles and practices – never goes well, and how an unchanged leadership model will eventually break the new lean process.
To ensure sustainable improvement, lean requires the set of leadership behaviors and structure that make up the lean management system. Learn how leader standard work is the glue of the lean management system as it connects lean tools with lean thinking, and continuous improvement with respect for people. Attendees will be engaged in reflecting on their current activities and the changes needed to become a successful leader in a lean environment, and will use this reflection to structure their own leader standard work.