Industrial Engineer Engineering and Management Solutions at Work

August 2013    |    Volume: 45    |    Number: 8

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Culturally aligned

Individual awareness of what trait must change is necessary for organizational breakthroughs

By Greg Lane

Two-thirds of lean and continuous improvement transformations fail to sustain their results, a fact confirmed by surveys of senior managers. While there are a whole host of reasons for these disturbing results, you can succeed and overcome such roadblocks by focusing on three key problems: Lack of consistency in purpose without proper strategy deployment, no cultural transformation plan, and managing instead of leading.


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