This What’s in an Idea? program shows how the secret to success in lean production is the ability to get large numbers of employee ideas. Both office and production workers see many problems and opportunities their managers miss. They have lots of ideas to save money and improve efficiency. The leanest companies in the world routinely implement more than twenty ideas per employee per year. The program concludes with an overview of the concepts in the rest of the series.
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.
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