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Rethinking the Basics: Organizational Culture Makes or Breaks Lean Initiatives

Summary: In Part Two of a two part series, Elizabeth Keim discusses the importance of cultural alignment in order to achieve successful improvement in any organization. Cultural change can be very difficult without the right leadership and the right strategies in place. It is, however, key to a successful improvement project and can make all the difference once everyone is on board. Team collaboration, overcoming resistance to change, strong leadership, good communication and well thought-out strategies are all beneficial to improvement.

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  • Topics: Lean
  • Keywords: Organizational culture, Improvement, Leadership, Project management, Change management, Resistance
  • Author: Keim, Elizabeth M.
  • Journal: Journal for Quality and Participation