How Positive Practices Can Accelerate Transformation To a Lean Improvement Culture

Rasmus Jørgensen, David Hansen, Johan Lilja

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    With increasing pressure on creating more value with fewer resources, many organizations pursue continuous improvement culture and practices in daily operations.In operations management Lean and the Toyota Way have been continuous improvement role models for describing tools and culture. However, the cultural transformation has been reported difficult to achieve. This study investigates how practices in daily operations can be used to purposely support the cultural transformation. During an explorative case study 9 practices were identified and analysed. The study showed that positive practices based on appreciative inquiry andpositive psychology were particularly effective in accelerating cultural transformation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 23rd EurOMA conference
    Number of pages7
    Publication date2016
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    Event23rd EurOMA conference - NTNU Gløshaugen Campus, Trondheim, Norway
    Duration: 17 Jun 201622 Jun 2016


    Conference23rd EurOMA conference
    LocationNTNU Gløshaugen Campus


    • Lean
    • Culture
    • Transformation


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