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Becoming the Change: Talking Healthcare Transformation with Kim Barnas and John Toussaint on the WLEI Podcast
By: Lean Leaper | September 28, 2020
Columns
In this WLEI podcast, Becoming the Change authors Kim Barnas and John Toussaint discuss the personal challenges facing healthcare leaders who are committed to the tough work of lean transformation. More »
WLEI: 5 Guiding Principles for Tailoring a Path to Lean Transformation
By: Lean Enterprise Institute | July 27, 2020
Audio
Over the past five years, the Lean Global Network’s Lean Healthcare Initiative has carried out extensive research in eight hospitals across five countries, and recently published the white paper, "5 Guiding Principles to Transform Healthcare.  " In this podcast, LEI Senior Coach and white paper co-author Alice Lee shares insights into the research conducted by this group of “tailors” (individuals who saw patterns and helped identify how to apply them). She expands on the five guiding principles they developed and explains how these insights were gleaned from healthcare organizations. The principles provide guidance for any chief architect in any organization looking for traction with More »
5 Guiding Principles to Accelerate Your Lean Transformation
By: Alice Lee | July 27, 2020
Columns
Chief architects for lean transformation have been seeking effective ways of realizing tangible gains for years, says Senior Coach Alice Lee. She shares how a global team of Lean Coaches came to see themselves as "tailors" offering guidelines for Chief Architects in any organization to adapt to their situation. More »
5 Guiding Principles for Tailoring a Path to Lean Transformation--downloadable transcript
July 13, 2020
Articles
Transcript of Alice Lee podcast on the 5 guiding principles for lean transformation shared in the new Lean Healthcare Initiative white paper.    More »
Why You Need a Product Focus for Enterprise Transformation
By: Jim Morgan | March 16, 2020
Columns
Lean Product and Process Development serves as an enterprise activity that can engage the entire organization and improve operations and growth, says Jim Morgan. Listen to his keynote address for insights into how. More »
Transcript for the WLEI Podcast: What's the Problem, Andrew Lingel, President of United Plastic Fabricating, discusses leading lean transformation of a family business through knowledge, grit, and outrage.
By: Matt Savas and Andrew Lingel | February 9, 2020
Articles
Transcript for WLEI Podcast: What's the Problem, Andrew Lingel, President of United Plastic Fabricating, discusses leading lean transformation of a family business through knowledge, grit, and outrage.    More »
Lean Transformation? Not Buying It
By: Mike Orzen | September 17, 2018
Columns
Companies often describe their transformation efforts in terms of an end-state: focusing on targeted results. They see transformation as a noun--a specific target or condition they wish to attain at a point in time. This paradigm prevents them from viewing transformation as a verb - a way of being they need to live every day. More »
The Future of Lean Healthcare: A Faster Type of Transformation?
By: Lean Leaper | November 9, 2017
Columns
We all know that lean transformations take a long time to occur, and in some senses, they never end. But what if we could change that? What if there was a way to expedite lean transformations for those industries with an urgent need, like healthcare? Here's what the Lean Global Network is doing to explore that. More »
2018 Transformation Summit
August 15, 2017
Events
2018 Lean Transformation Summit. March 26-27, 2018 - Nashville, Tennessee. Recharge your battery, Learn, and Network with other lean thinkers. More »
2017 Transformation Summit
October 7, 2016
Events
2017 Lean Transformation Summit. March 7-8, 2017 - Carlsbad, California. Recharge your battery, Learn, and Network with other lean thinkers. More »
What is your opinion about transformation process steps?
By: Ballé, Michael | February 8, 2016
Columns; eLetters
Dear Gemba Coach: What is your opinion about transformation process steps? First we choose a problem and start problem-solving processes (A3 or 8-step methods) and after the steps create our first standards; OR first write down the processes as they are now and choose problems to solve by measuring the gaps between first standards and our goals? More »
2016 Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit
January 13, 2016
Events
June 15-16, 2015 – Miami, Florida. Walk away with actionable ideas and new connections in order to accelerate your own lean transformations in Healthcare. More »
2016 Transformation Summit
September 15, 2015
Events
2016 Lean Transformation Summit. March 17-18, 2016 - Las Vegas. Recharge your battery, Learn, and Network with other lean thinkers. More »
Coaching: A Core Skill for Transformational Leadership
By: Lean Leaper | July 24, 2015
Columns
LEI's CEO and Chairman John Shook shares his keynote presentation from the sold-out 2015 Lean Coaching Summit earlier this week in Seattle. More »
The Lean Transformation Framework
July 23, 2015
Videos and Webinars
Better understanding the nature of transformation is core to the mission of LEI today. Sharing this model with you, and helping others practice and develop it, enables us at LEI to narrow a gap regarding our aim. These questions are fractal—meaning that the same questions apply whether working at the macro enterprise level or the level of individual responsibility as you dive progressively deeper into each dimension. But, while the transformation model that has emerged through years of experience is situational, the nature of the questions represent a clear point of view: if an organization fails to address each question, More »
How Do You Spread a Lean Transformation from One Site to Many?
By: Ballé, Michael | February 2, 2015
Columns; eLetters
Dear Gemba Coach: My CEO has asked me to spread lean to 30 other sites. How should I go about it? More »
2015 Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit
January 9, 2015
Events
June 3-4, 2015 - Dallas, Texas. Walk away with actionable ideas and new connections in order to accelerate your own lean transformations in Healthcare. More »
2015 Transformation Summit
September 30, 2014
Events
2015 Lean Transformation Summit. March 4-5, 2014 - New Orleans. Recharge your battery, Learn , and Network with other lean thinkers. More »
Testing the Lean Transformation Model in India
By: Dhirendra Kumar Dubey | August 13, 2014
Columns
Dhirendra Kumar Dubey of Lean Management Institute of India (LMII) shares what he's learned about the effectiveness of the Lean Transformation Model through institute projects. More »
Looking Back and Ahead at The Lean Transformation Summit
By: Chet Marchwinski | June 20, 2014
Columns
Read the highlights from the 2014 Lean Transformation Summit in Orlando (featuring transformation stories from companies like GE, Cardinal Health, and Food Bank For New York City) and tell us what you'd like to see and learn at next year's summit! More »
Transforming Transformation
By: Shook, John | January 22, 2014
Columns; eLetters
We are all trying to transform. That's what lean thinking and practice are all about: challenging us to reflect deeply on how we can improve this situation, improve my organization, or improve myself (and of course, all three.  ) Each of us knows from experience that this work is never easy. Whether you are toiling at the gemba, struggling with your mid-level team, or fighting to transform your organization, this is tough work. More »
2014 Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit
January 10, 2014
Events
June 4-5, 2014 - Los Angeles, California. Two days when you can learn directly from the lean healthcare leaders who are making real change and getting real results in how we deliver and pay for healthcare. More »
2014 Transformation Summit
October 21, 2013
Events
March 5-6, 2014 - Orlando, Florida. Improve the work, develop the people - the building blocks for continuous innovation. More »
2013 Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit
January 17, 2013
Events
June 5-6, 2013 - Orlando, Florida. Learn how innovative experiments are changing the way we deliver and pay for healthcare with a focus on value. More »
2013 Transformation Summit
November 15, 2012
Events
March 13-14, 2013 - Orlando, Florida. Focus and accelerate your lean efforts by using your tranformation model to guide capability development. More »
What would a lean transformation mean for the IT Department? What benefits would it create for the company?
By: Ballé, Michael | October 28, 2012
Columns; eLetters
Dear Gemba Coach: We’ve asked our IT department to be involved in kaizen events several times, but it is always very slow to deliver on what is asked.    What would a lean transformation mean for this department? What benefits would it create for the company? More »
2012 Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit
January 16, 2012
Events
June 6-7, 2012 - Minneapolis, MN. Learn from thought leaders and pioneers forging new paradigms for the healthcare system. More »
Lean Business-IT Integration, Part Two: Obstacles to Value-Stream Transformation
By: Bell, Steve | November 15, 2011
Articles
In this, the second of a five part series, LEI faculty member Steve Bell offers a framework to help overcome the common obstacles to a lean IT transformation. Part Three will examine how to integrate the various IT communities. Part Four addresses the management and governance of this new approach. And Part Five explains how to measure business-IT Value. More »
2012 Transformation Summit
November 14, 2011
Events
March 7-8, 2012 - Jacksonville, FL. Learn how to borrow the learning curve of Lean Thinkers who are sharing resources and experiences through collaborative learning groups. More »
2011 Transformation Summit
November 11, 2010
Events
March 9-10, 2011 - Dallas, TX. Explore lean practices from the perspectives of Fundamentals and New Frontiers at this year's summit. More »
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