Description: 6 Contact hours This is a course about creating the foundation for an enterprise-wide Lean transformation. Many believe, incorrectly, that Lean is only about process. This could not be further from the truth. Lean is about a way of thinking and that way of thinking must be broadly aligned across the entire organization. Thus, starting your Lean transformation by considering your own corporate culture is the best way to ensure that any gains achieved through the application of Lean principles and tools are not ultimately lost in the ebb of cultural entropy. This course will cover the concept of culture in an organization, will help you understand your own cultural definitions and cultural elements, will press you to imagine your ideal culture and finally will give you some tools for driving your own cultural growth. This course includes:
- Five instructional videos (total time 2 hours, 15 minutes)
- Six assignments
- A ten-question quiz
- A scheduled workshop
The course will take at minimum 8 hours to complete, but students may find that more time is needed to fully explore the concepts and complete the assignments.