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Olga Flory

Olga Flory

Director of Education, Lean Enterprise Institute

In the last several years, Flory has focused on the development of senior leaders who strive to build the culture of problem solving and continuous improvement. Flory has worked in several companies, primarily in the field of HR, organizational development, executive coaching, and continuous improvement. As Director of Training for the Coca-Cola HBC Russia, Flory created a leadership development program which prepared high-potential employees for more challenging roles on senior management and executive teams. She was involved in the development and improvement of the strategy deployment process to ensure the alignment of people development with the strategic objectives of the company. Flory also gained operations experience when she served as Deputy General Manager of the Coca-Cola plant in Oryel, Russia, where, among other responsibilities, she oversaw several distribution centers, testing and improving the system of cross-docking product delivery, and, in cooperation with a cross-functional management team, helped stabilize distribution and sales processes. Flory is a graduate of the Krasnoyarsk Pedagogical University, Krasnoyarsk, Russia. She majored in education with a minor in linguistics.

Articles by Olga Flory
Why Mass Training In Anything Doesn't Work
So you’re excited about Lean and want to show your commitment by training all of your people. LEI’s Director of Education Olga Flory says there are more effective ways to teach lean thinking and practice than gathering everyone together in the same room for mass training. More »
What problem are you trying to solve?
As human beings, are we basically “programmed” to produce blanket solutions that typically only address symptoms of problems, never to discover what causes problems in the first place? Olga Flory, Director of Education at LEI, wrestles with this question from product development to foreign policy decisions, in her first piece for The Lean Post. More »