In case you didn’t already know, I kinda like Lean. I’ve dabbled a little in the idea of tying Lean and HR together, and at times, have been known to talk about it out loud. But sometimes, I think it makes sense to go back to the beginning and talk about how these two topics work together, and why you need them both.
Lean is, at its heart, all about reducing waste. That’s as simple as it gets. Find where you are losing time, money, or other materials, and then stop doing that. It could be as simple as finding out the report you work on for two hours each week is no longer read by anyone. It might be as complex as a complete warehouse redesign. But every step is …