LCI Northern California Bay Area Community of Practice
Lean Meetings-A Collaboration Fundamental
Lean Construction requires a dramatic increase in collaboration – defined literally as “co-laboring”, working together. Working together happens in meetings of all sorts – formal and informal, large group and small group, one-on-one or multi-stakeholder, feed-forward or feedback, problem identification or problem solving, planning, decision-making, etc. As important as collaboration is to Lean Construction, one of the most common laments is, “There are too many meetings! When am I going to get my work done?!” While virtually every meeting provides something of value, that most value-added portion may be only a small portion of the total meeting duration. Our goal will be to help you identify and transform the waste represented by least valuable 25% of your meeting time into value-adding productive collaboration.
In this highly engaging session, we will identify the root cause of the most common forms of waste in meetings and identify how to increase “value realization” from effectively led Lean Meetings. We will review a set of best practices for effective meetings and provide a meeting effectiveness evaluation tool that you can use to assess the effectiveness of your meetings and identify opportunities for improvement. We will introduce the “5 Keys for Collaboration”, a set of Collaborative Leadership Skills, of which Lean Meetings is one.
Victor Ortiz – Ortiz Consulting Services– Vic Ortiz has trained over 3000 leaders in meeting facilitation, stakeholder engagement, collaborative problem solving, effective communication, and organizational change management, and lean transformation strategies. As a founding member of LCI, Vic has been helping leaders apply Lean Principles to transform the productivity and culture of their organizations for over 40 years.