Implementing the Lean methodology in small teams can have enormous benefit, in one case increasing team effectiveness, as measured by throughput, by 200 percent to 300 percent. Other benefits include better communication (both internally and to the entire organization), improved employee moral, improved work output and increased customer satisfaction.
Jim Benson describes how, through the use of Lean, your small team can become visibly aware of the impediments to daily workplace effectiveness. He also explains how raising team members’ consciousness of waste through a visual control will make that waste intolerable to your team.
In this video, you will learn:
- What is Lean? (22:08)
- What is Lean for small teams? (36:05)
- How do you implement Lean within your small team? (45:31)
- What are some of the tools used within the framework of Lean for small teams? (47:18)
- What are the pitfalls of implementing Lean for small teams and how can they be avoided? (73:12)
About Jim Benson
Jim Benson is the co-author of the book Personal Kanban and creator of the technique. In 2007, Benson started his current company, Modus Cooperandi. As the name suggests, Benson believes that the successful completion of any project requires cooperation. To this end, he works with all elements of a project: the individual, the team, and the organization as a whole to ensure that communication and collaboration are sound.