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Creating a Shift: Will Lean Work in Your Organization?

Summary: Practicing lean effectively requires a lean management philosophy, as opposed to a "modern management" environment involving multiple layers. Instead of hierarchies of control, a lean management philosophy emphasizes supporting processes. Training is focused on the production floor, and workers have the authority to address problems. Workers within "modern management" organizations, however, can take some practical steps to learn about and exercise lean thinking toward gaining support for a lean management philosophy.

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  • Topics: Lean
  • Keywords: Lean,
  • Author: Maurer, Rick
  • Journal: Journal for Quality and Participation