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HR + Lean: A Powerful Pair for People Development -

HR + Lean: A Powerful Pair for People Development

I recently spoke at Lean Frontier’s Lean Leadership Week Summit, which focused on lean people development and lean accounting. This summit traditionally attracts a lot of HR professionals working in organizations undergoing a lean journey. During a concurrent session, I shared some of the ways that I’ve exercised with clients…

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How Catchball Builds More Engaged Teams in Government

How do we get our employees excited about our organization’s Mission, Vision and Values? I’ve heard this concern from organizational leaders before and I wanted to share an example of a government organization successfully using a powerful but simple approach. The Usual Way A typical method of building an organization’s…

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Catchball is an approach, inspired by Hoshin Kanri, designed to incorporate feedback from employees when determining organizational direction. It's often used when developing things like mission statements and goals with the expectation that leadership and employees "toss" and "catch" each other's ideas and collaborate on the end result. For a…

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Hoshin Kanri (aka Policy Deployment)

Hoshin Kanri (aka Policy Deployment) where “hoshin” means “compass needle” and “kanri” means “management,” is the process of ensuring that organizational strategy results in relevant priorities supported throughout the organization. The technique of "Catchball" ensures involvement and input for goal setting at every level of the organization from leadership to…

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