You Say "Lean," I Think "Change"
Tools to help your team change successfully
Presentation Code: VS3-07
Value Stream: VS3 - Leadership, Change Management, Culture
Day & Time: Thursday, Oct 18, 2012 - 9:30 AM
Length: 1 hour, 10 minutes
The lean journey can become overly focused on tools and methods. When that happens, you may do a poor job of preparing your teams to effectively manage change. Change can be difficult, and hidden fears can emerge during a lean initiative. Latent anxieties can make it hard to sustain the benefits of lean as employees gravitate back to their old, familiar ways of doing things. When this happens, you may need to slow the rate of progress and take some time to remind everyone of the benefits of lean. This presentation will show you how you can get everyone on board and get them to accept and maybe even embrace change.
In this presentation:
- Hear why some companies place too much focus on lean tools and not enough on change management.
- Find out how people can resist change, even when the objectives seem worthy.
- Learn how to get people to accept and even embrace change.
- Hear how getting everyone to accept lean will make your journey much easier and more successful.
- Take home a team approach to implementing lean.
W. L. Gore & AssociatesW. L. Gore & Associates was founded in 1958, when Bill and Vieve Gore set out to explore opportunities for fluorocarbon polymers, especially polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). Today, Gore is best known for its GORE-TEX® fabrics and has approximately 9,000 employees located in 30 countries worldwide. The company's fluoropolymer products provide innovative solutions throughout industry and can be found in next-generation electronics, medical products and high-performance fabrics.
Jeff Thurman has been a Gore associate for over 15 years. Most of his career at Gore has been spent in various manufacturing leadership and planning roles within Gore. Over the last few years, Jeff has been an operational excellence champion for several value streams and is currently the OPEX leader for the Industrial Products Division. Prior to working at Gore, Jeff spent 18 years working in various operations roles at Texas Instruments in Dallas, Texas. Jeff has a BS in Industrial Distribution from Texas A&M University.
Tina Dyer has been a Gore associate for 14 years. She is the global human resource partner for manufacturing operations. Tina focuses on manufacturing functional excellence, including leadership development and operational excellence. Prior to joining Gore, Tina spent 22 years in the healthcare industry, in both operations and human resource roles.
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