Lean Culture Transformation
Lean Culture Transformation: finding the best path to sustainable results
Simply infusing Lean processes will not lead to a sustainable and effective Lean environment. Lean Culture Transformations require instilling hard wired pathways that drive the culture through changes that occur through time.
Leadership Initiatives is typically commissioned to assess a company’s current work environment and processes, and then make recommendations to drive Lean transformation in the company culture.
Typical problems identified that lead to the pursuit of Lean Culture Transformation
- The company is experiencing unaccounted for expenditures.
- A company restructure or a new direction in company policies results in inefficiencies.
- Common work seems disorganized or workers spend inordinate time to produce output.
- What management says and what is actually happening is disconnected.
- Waste is growing and quality is suffering.
A Lean Culture Transformation changes not just processes and skills, but the entire Worker Performance System as well. The WPS must be must be thoroughly assessed to drive the transformation.
Regardless of how or why the the company culture fell into subpar performance, the first thing that Leadership Initiatives provides is HOPE. Steve Reissig’s experience instilling Lean culture spans three decades with over 100 US companies in over 20 industries.
The Leadership Initiatives Lean Culture Transformation Process
1. The Assessment Phase: On site. In person. Typically 2-4 weeks
Every American company and its workers take a lot of pride in their products, services and efforts. Steve Reissig recognizes this and begins the Assessment Phase – recognizing what is being done well and who is best keeping things on the appropriate Lean track.
Steve meets with representatives of executives, management and workers and begins to formulate the initial Company Assessment.
2. The Company Assessment presentation. On site. Typically 1 week
The Company Assessment is an objective outline of existing processes and findings of where the inefficiencies have infiltrated the system. It evaluates the leadership roles, worker roles, system breakdowns and logistical inefficiencies. The final outcome of expected improvements projected is called the Bottom Line Recovery.
The Company Assessment provides the recommended training and system improvements necessary to achieve the expected level of Bottom Line Recovery.
The second part of the Company Assessment is the process of obtaining feedback from the executives and refining the Company Assessment as needed. Upon agreement and executive buy in, The next phase begins: Training Implementation
3. Training Implementation. On site. Typically 2-4 weeks
Training Implementation consists of three parts:
- Identifying Lean Champions: These are designated leaders in all company levels: Executive, Management and Worker. These people will be instrumental in nurturing the Lean practices in Phase 4 and thereafter
- Worker buy in indoctrination: These important meetings will ensure the necessary buy-in of workers at the floor level by identifying their rewards system.
- Actual hands-on training and assessment of improvements
4. Accountability/Sustainability Phase. Off site. 6 months
The Accountability/Sustainability Phase is what makes Leadership Initiatives your unique solution to lifelong Lean sustainability! This is an efficient, 6 month online follow up with our Lean Champions to ensure that our training will become habitual, solutions and processes are ingrained into the culture, and most importantly, that our agreed upon Bottom Line Recovery goals are on track to be met.
- Weekly Online Huddle: Our first 2 months consist of weekly accountability meetings that address 3 things:
- Have goals from previous week been met?
- Setting goals for next week
- Q and A session
- Monthly Online Huddle: Our final 4 months together will address 4 things:
- Have goals from previous month been met?
- Setting goals for next month
- Q and A session
- And most importantly, that our agreed upon Bottom Line Recovery goals are on track to be met.
Leadership Initiatives provides an unprecedented success rate instilling Lean culture in a unique way that promotes lifelong sustainability. Contact Steve today to schedule a consultation!