Understanding Lean is understanding the work we do here at Clarity...
There are many definitions from thousands of experts all over the world and from countless different industries. The definition that we like is simply:
“Lean describes a system that produces what the customer wants, when they want it, with minimum waste, doing only that which adds value for the customer.”
The ultimate goal of Lean visual management is staff engagement.
This means that workers use and understand what’s being measured or displayed and feel empowered to contribute to improving the KPIs. There are a variety of ways that we can help your business secure greater employee engagement with our visual management solutions:
Firstly is through the open sharing of information. It’s vital that every worker is in touch with what’s being measured and what success looks like – a collective approach to expectation means that everyone knows the direction and can head there. This is a big challenge, especially in large organisations where people are often siloed in their roles – it can be difficult to get everyone pointing in the same direction. At Clarity, we have worked with countless organisations looking to improve their collective sharing through visual management.
Secondly is through empowering employees and creating a culture of learning and continuous improvement. This is easier said than done, changing the culture of an organisation is difficult and takes time but, it’s proven that businesses that have greater numbers of knowledgeable workers excel and grow much faster than businesses that do not. Employee involvement in processes and KPI’s is essential to creating a collaborative atmosphere. Visual management that clearly communicates this information makes all the difference and can make your empowerment engagement excel!