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Leadership and Culture

Creating a sustainable ‘operational excellence culture’ is the outcome of 1,000 things done the right way.

What is a Culture?

A set of principles and behaviors expected, supported and reinforced at all levels of the organization by the largest number of people.

Lean is about building a company culture of continuous improvement focused on:

  • Thinking in terms of your customers
  • Creating value along the whole value chain
  • Making everything visible
  • Working together
  • Creating and improving standards

Develop leaders at every level of the organization.

In a Lean Enterprise in Motion™, it is imperative to develop leaders at every level of the organization whose collective responsibility is to develop this culture by managing change…and managing the organization as a system.

Think of it as a “super-enterprise” in which people, processes, and physical and financial resources work in harmony to ensure operational excellence and long-term growth. New behaviors must go hand-in-hand with improvements in the flow of materials and information. Change begins when leaders start acting differently.

“Leaders articulate and define what has previously remained implicit or unsaid; they then invent images, metaphors, and models that provide a focus for new attention.” Warren Bennis and Burt Nanus, authors of Leaders: Strategies for Taking Charge.

A lean enterprise requires a shift in thinking, from management of activities to leading, coaching and guiding teams and individuals.

The Role of Lean Leadership

  • Do what’s right for the organization
  • Manage the dream
  • Architect of the change process
  • Model the change daily and insist that others do too
  • Coach, teach and learn
  • Encourage reflective backtalk and dissent
  • Make everyone feel like a winner
  • Get all stakeholders involved and create partnerships

A lean culture will ensure operational excellence and long-term growth.

Productivity knows what it takes to lead a lean enterprise. We can help your organization overcome natural resistance by creating a shared understanding of the “new way,” defining a roadmap for change, and setting the stage properly.

For more information on Developing Leaders – visit the Leadership Development section of this website.

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