LEAN CULTURE – THEORY INTO REALITY

by | Feb 26, 2017

Changing the culture of an organisation is not an easy task. It takes dedication, strategy, and a great deal of learning and experience to avoid a number of pitfalls along the way.

A few won’t succeed the first or even second time of trying, but some will come back and try again.

I’d like to introduce you to a poultry processor taking a different approach – they have taken in past learnings and are dedicated to a very real and personal journey. More importantly, they’re doing it for all the right reasons.

LMAC are proudly supporting Tegel on their Simplify journey. Tegel are doing the hard stuff, making sure tough decisions are made for the long term, creating and maintaining their own internal momentum. We are providing guidance on what works well, and what doesn’t. Together, we make a great team.

Let’s look at the 3 key messages from the video:

  • Keep the message simple. Committing to making things simpler for everyone in the organisation is absorbed much more easily than talking of high ideals of Operational Excellence and eliminating waste.
  • Keep the message real. Live and breathe it. Hearts and minds will never be won if it looks like another “flavour of the day”.
  • And, of course cost benefits are important, but please let it be more than a cost reduction exercise.

The key to sustaining improvements – create a win-win

Let’s look at the client’s rally call “SIMPLIFY”. By simplifying the roles and tasks of every individual, they are in fact creating a win-win scenario. Waste is eliminated which benefits the business, frustration is eliminated which benefits the individual. A key difference in this case is that the organisation is leading with a positive.

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