At the start of any new lean implementation, there are two essential things we’re trying to establish: credibility and results. And if you’re not getting both of them, you’re likely not enjoying success with lean.
Credibility is critical for lean to take on a life of its own—it’s all about gaining employee buy-in and commitment.
After all, at Lean Smarts we widely promote that the power of lean is in the culture it creates. Sure, the tools and tricks are powerful for any organization, but you can’t underestimate the greater power of a community of people who are fully behind the idea of continuous improvement.
And to do that, you need to establish credibility, and fast!
So it’s important that you start lean off on the right foot and gain credibility—that is, the respect, confidence, and belief of employees.
A fantastic way to gain credibility early on is to get early results. Of course, results are what an organization is after anyway. [Read more…] about How to Establish Credibility and Accelerate Results