empowerment

Eliminating the 7 Roadblocks to Empowerment

LS 004 | Eliminating the 7 Roadblocks to Empowerment

In this episode you’ll learn: Why empowerment matters (0:39) Roadblock #1: Supervisors (3:02) Roadblock #2: Skills (5:03) Roadblock #3: Time (6:26) Roadblock #4: Tools (& Materials) (7:10) Roadblock #5: Physical Structures (8:28) Roadblock #6: Reward Systems (10:21) Roadblock #7: Information Systems (13:45)

5 Reasons To Move Engineering To The Production Floor (Tear Down The Walls!)

I was recently thinking about the problem of empowering front-line employees in a regulated environment. It is extremely hard to do. There are layers of approvals and complex change control documentation that gets in the way. On top of that, there is usually a division of walls between manufacturing and the support departments they need …

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4 Ways to Involve Everyone Every Day

4 Ways to Involve Everyone Every Day

For lean to work in an organization it has to involve everyone every day. There may be other ways to create a lean culture, but this is one way we teach companies to practice lean. It’s because it works. And it’s because if you don’t involve everyone every day there are some very likely consequences.

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4 Requirements Before You Empower Anyone (Use All Four to Maximize Organizational Change)

Empowerment. Can you define it? It’s a word that is tossed around quite frequently, but what does it mean? Unless it is made practical, it won’t be very actionable. In that situation it might be better not to use the word at all for clarity’s sake. Thankfully, someone has made “empowerment” practical and clear—or at …

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