Ten signs you respect me as an employee
Lean thinking essentially means constantly looking for ways to increase customer value by decreasing waste caused to the customer by our own processes. It means constantly looking for ways employees can increase the value they contribute by eliminating wasteful work imposed on them by operational systems. Lean is a business strategy based on learning how to improve performance rather than manage the numbers, and it cannot be done to people—it can only succeed by working with people.
Consequently, managers adopting lean thinking must also think seriously about their own management practice: continuous improvement can only happen when the relationship between manager and employee is one of respect.
The question asked should not simply be “how do I run my department efficiently?” but “how do I show respect to every one of my staff?”
Read on here in the article by Daniel Jones and Michael Balle.