Most people that leave an organization do it because of their leaders and not because of the organization. The level of engagement of employees is critical to an organization’s success. Employees check out often because they don’t receive support from their leaders. We as leaders often look at employees and demand results; but what are we providing them in order to help them be successful? read more
This is a very common question for companies that are new to Lean. Many ask: What can it do for my business? How should I go about implementing the tools? Where should I start?
I wanted to give you some input as to how to effectively help your organization adopt Lean. First, let’s get one thing out of the way: Lean is not a program it’s a philosophy. As such, first and foremost, requires management commitment or the implementation will be dead before it starts. Why, you ask? Because if people feel that there is no commitment they will assume that Lean is another fad and will eventually go away. You may end up with pockets of improvement, from early adopters, only to realize you are scratching the surface. The true benefits of adopting Lean will become nothing more than a loss opportunity. read more
Leaders today have a long list of challenges: From engaging their workforce to creating the right culture. What is required of leaders today is very different from the past. Planning and monitoring used to be enough to be successful; nowadays other skills are necessary to lead: interpersonal skills, negotiation skills, coaching skills, among others. read more
Many organizations embark in a Lean journey often not realizing the road ahead. Studies have shown that many organizations start but relatively few accomplish their objectives when initiating a Lean transformation. Leaders should realize that starting a Lean transformation cannot be taken lightly. read more