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Start the Lean Conversation with Transforming Design and Construction: A Framework for Change

Start the Lean Conversation with Transforming Design and Construction: A Framework for Change

Lean design and construction is a relationship-based system that improves trust and is a direct response to the lack of productivity and customer satisfaction that has plagued our industry while all other non-farming labor efficiency has essentially doubled since the 1960s.

As of the release of our publication, “Transforming Design and Construction: A Framework for Change,” 70 percent of projects were delivered late and over budget. The industry is broken.

“Transforming Design and Construction,” is geared toward helping your teams encourage discussion, learning and experimentation around the Lean principles that will improve work flow reliability and value delivered. Short chapters with practical content provide the basis for great conversations around key Lean tools and concepts.

 

“Lean thinking demands a mindset of continuous improvement. Leaders must create an environment where experimentation is encouraged and small manageable failure is acceptable if the goal is to improve continuously.”

Chapter 4: Lean Construction Defined, page 29

 

“Transforming Design and Construction: A Framework for Change” will help you embark on a challenging but rewarding journey toward change. Change is never easy, but it can be fun, Bill Seed, executive editor and senior vice president, facilities design and construction at Jackson Health System, says in the foreword. His advice to you is to “relax into the new ways, open up to new ideas and processes, enter into it with an adventurous spirit, and have fun.”

Stay tuned for more blog topics on how you can enhance your Lean journey!


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