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Renee Smith

Renee Smith

Director of Workplace Transformation, Governor’s Results Washington Office, Washington State Department of Enterprise Services
renee.smithnyberg@des.wa.gov

Renée Smith serves as the Director of Workplace Transformation for Washington State as part of the Governor’s Results Washington Team. She champions a more humane and effective workplace through primary research, writing, and speaking on Making Work More Human by increasing love and decreasing fear in the workplace. Renée leads the development of the Human Workplace community across the state and provides resources to cultivate human-centered leaders, teams, and Lean advisers.

Before joining Results Washington, Renée spent nearly seven years at the Department of Enterprise Services where she served on the Corporate Council and led the Organization Development Services division that provided Lean Transformation Services and Change Excellence Services to DES and G2G Lean Consulting to other state and local governments. Renée earned a Master of Science in Organization Development from Pepperdine University. She lives in Tacoma and enjoys drawing, cooking, and traveling.

Workshops Taught by Renee Smith
A Human Workplace: Building the Foundation for a Lean Culture and Management System (at the 2019 Lean Summit) Every day in every organization, for every team and individual, something is at the center of work. Something is most important and that something drives every other decision and action. Building a Human Workplace means putting people at the center, and creating physical and psychological safety, but when we veer from this, other things can be at the center of work with serious implications for team members, for customers and for the workplace.  In this workshop you will dive into a new way of understanding the core of work and the impacts of those choices. Through reflection and discussion, understand More »