Creating a Lean Management System Overview

Is your healthcare organization struggling to sustain improvement gained through the application of lean principles? Are you facing challenges in implementing daily improvement and aligning work to strategic goals?

Managing a lean organization requires a different type of leadership and a shift from management-by-objectives to management-by-process. A lean management system enables the adoption of management by the process, regulates the flow of information from the front lines to senior leaders and back, fosters engagement of all employees in process improvement, and allows for daily coaching and teaching. During this overview session, participants will learn about a journey to develop a lean management system at a healthcare organization and experience an in-depth framework for each element that comprises it. Exercises are geared toward managers in operations who are working to implement elements in their departments.

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Examine the importance of the role the management system plays in achieving sustainable results and accountability.
  • Link organizational principles and behaviors to the foundational elements of a Lean Management System.
  • Identify how a Lean Management System can be operationalized in healthcare settings.

Schedule: 1-day (8:00 am - 4:00 pm) for in-person, two 3-hour sessions for virtual

Pre-reading: None

Recommended reading: Beyond Heroes: A Lean Management System for Healthcare by Kim Barnas, Creating a Lean Culture: Tools to Sustain Lean Conversions, 3rd Edition by David Mann

Recommended Prerequisite Sessions: None

Who Should Attend: Leaders from operations with PI team members

For virtual format: Click here for complete information on CE credits, provided by MetaStar

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