4601 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 1200
Arlington, VA 22203
At Southland, we empower our Shop and Field Tradesmen to implement new processes that improve our inefficiencies. Changing Culture is grassroots movement, and by encouraging lean thinking and promoting big ideas, we’ve begun to experience a shift toward adopting a lean culture. Inspired by Paul Akers (Congress 2012) to create a video library, we set up a video competition with monthly and yearly winners, the yearly winner wins a trip to Congress. Our employees are motivated to document their lean processes in a format that can be easily shared across the organization. This practice creates a competitive spirit and inspires an entrepreneurial attitude and lean leadership.