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Sustaining desired behaviors across an organization can be challenging. It seems that often we take one step forward and several steps back as it relates to continuous improvement activities. Join us for a discussion that focuses on how we can use some basic principles to support and sustain CI behaviors in our organizations. We will explore what behaviors support and sustain CI in “lean” companies (what it looks like) and will self-assess what may need to happen in our own organizations to build and practice those behaviors. We must recognize that supportive and sustained CI behavior may well require changes in behaviors; not all in our organization are comfortable with and therefore must be consciously managed and developed.
Some keys to think about:
- The importance of respect for people in the change process
- The idea of managing expectations, in ourselves and those we lead
- The why of it all – why is CI good?
- The need for structure to build habits
- The importance of setting an example – What good looks like…
- How to improve
- How to coach
- The need for practice
- The need for patience
Dave Lange- Optima Associates
David has consulted with a wide variety of manufacturers throughout Wisconsin to improve productivity and bottom line results. Dave’s primary responsibility is to teach lean principles and to apply lean tools with employees at all levels and in all functions of the organization through a variety of methods. Dave’s role in the implementation of lean manufacturing techniques was that of coach and mentor and emphasized the importance of connecting strategy to actionable operations improvements. He creates lasting change with his clients.