You can’t implement Lean overnight. In fact, you shouldn’t try to implement Lean at all. Lean won’t “stick” unless it
is integrated into your organization and people believe in the new way of thinking and acting. This takes patience,
persistence, and participation. In the gardening world, you can’t just throw a bunch of plants in your back yard (literally)
and expect them to grow and flourish. Success goes beyond even preparing the soil. The best gardeners plant a seed
in a controlled environment so they properly germinate, then acclimate them before they are transferred to the garden
where they continue to care for them daily. Gardening provides a great metaphor for introducing Lean to an organization.
Organizational culture change requires people to understand, buy-in, and participate. This requires leaders who are
prepared to nurture, celebrate, and adjust along the way. In this presentation, you will learn how to “prep the soil” for
people to embrace Lean, which includes: • The important distinction between implementing and integrating
Lean • Why should people care? • It’s not about the tool! It’s about behaviors, relationships, and engagement.
How to create initial pockets of people who get it, embrace it, and go for it.