Value Enabling Activities are activities that do not directly add value to a customer, but must be performed to allow Value Adding Activities later on. They are therefore necessary precursors to Value Adding Activities.

Other terms used for Value Enabling activities are “Non Value Add but Required” or “Business Value Add.”

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Elisabeth Swan

Elisabeth is a Managing Partner & Executive Advisor at For over 25 years, she's helped leading organizations like Amazon, Charles Schwab and Starwood Hotels & Resorts build problem-solving muscles with Lean Six Sigma to achieve their goals.