Maybe you’ve heard of Lean. It’s the name we give the philosophies, tools, and systems originally developed by Toyota to build highly reliable and consistent cars. Lean isn’t just for cars, though. It’s been adopted by thousands of companies in dozens of industries worldwide and is a proven catalyst for improving quality, reducing costs, and boosting employee morale.
One of things we at Hawkeye love about Lean is its core focus on a very important concept: Respect for People.
No one knows the real way your company runs better than your employees. And while we’d like to say we have all the answers, the reality is your employees often already know how to fix your biggest business problems. They’re just not engaged enough to tell you. Lean’s focus on going to the “gemba,” the place where work is done, and involving those who do the work in developing solutions unlocks the power and creativity of your workforce. You might be surprised. A day on the work floor might provide more fresh ideas than ten days in a conference room.
If you want to learn more about Lean and how it can help jumpstart your business and engage your team, contact Hawkeye Business Solutions at 540.232.9920 or firstname.lastname@example.org.