Many manufacturers struggle with dysfunctional cultures that undermine their lean initiatives. No matter how hard managers work to improve trust, respect, commitment and involvement, these are difficult to get a handle on because they are intangible. But a strong flow of ideas dramatically improves an organization's culture. And ideas can be measured and managed. This Liberating and Transforming Employee Ideas and Lean Culture program will show how lean leaders have used their idea systems to develop high-performance cultures.
This program is part of an eight-program series, The Secret of Getting Lean Ideas from Employees, which includes and is based on the book Ideas Are Free. It will show you how to unlock the tremendous potential in your lean initiative by tapping into the ideas of your front-line employees.
Authors and presenters, Dr. Alan Robinson and Dr. Dean Schroeder studied more than 150 organizations in 17 countries to discover what worked, what didn’t, and why when it comes to promoting ideas.
By Philip D Rufe, CMfgE
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