My organization is currently implementing Lean and I have been charged with putting together a training/employee development plan for the rest of 2012 & 2013. Has anyone worked for a company that implemented Lean? I could use some suggestions on how to best approach this. We have an outside consultant helping us learn the basic Lean principles and processes, but to make a huge culture change like this, I would like to make sure we are providing training and support in things like change management, conflict resolution, team development and other topics that would help our employees make the transition.
I was certified in Lean Office back in 2006 and have brought the training in house. We purchased the Lean Simulation kit that was used in my certification training. We offer this one-day training 2-4 times a year and have had a positive impact from it. It is a fun way to get all co-workers to understand the basic principles and begin implementing within their own department. We have two sessions coming up towards the end of October if you would like to come and observe. These sessions would be held in Tecumseh. I would also be willing to share more in a phone conversation if that is more convenient for you.
Jodi Kruse, United Bank & Trust