Jeffrey K. Liker Knows the 'Building Materials' of a Lean Culture
A good organizational culture doesn’t only adapt to the changes in the environment but instead is reactive and proactive towards the environment. Continuously.
It’s argued that more than 90% of Lean projects will fail. Although correctly initiated Lean brings immediate improvements, the benefits of the projects are one-off. We know about one-time improvements that in the long run the original state begins to restore – it’s human. We also know that very soon better performance is needed again. How to maintain the competitive edge through continuous improvement?
Dr. Jeffrey K. Liker Knows the Pillars of the Toyota Lean Culture Thoroughly
Jeffrey K. Liker is one of the world's leading researchers in the Toyota Way, and he knows how different companies can benefit from what we know about Toyota when managing and developing superior operations and culture.
Dr. Liker is professor of Industrial Engineering at the University of Michigan. He is also a professional speaker and consultant on Lean. His areas of expertise include Operational Excellence, Lean thinking, organizational change and performance.
How to choose the right people? How to motivate people to commit themselves to the company’s objectives? How to eliminate the 8th waste of un-utilized people? How to succeed better? That’s what we ask daily, when dreaming about a Lean organization.
Jeffrey K. Liker Visits Aalto PRO on 27.4.2012
Jeffrey K. Liker visit Aalto University in April. In pursuance of his visit, Aalto PRO is organizing an open Lean Culture seminar. Welcome.
Text: Jani Alanko