Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Message from Alaska

One of the fun things about blogging is the connections one can make. Find a message here about your work from a Lean leader in Alaska. His post is about the work you are doing and how you and your efforts are contributing to the growing swath of knowledge about the application of Lean as a leadership system in health care organizations.

For some time I have followed the blog, "Lean in Alaska." It's written by Patrick Anderson, Executive Director of Chugachmiut, Inc., an Alaska Native Tribal consortium. They too are on a Lean journey. I encourage you to take the time to read his blog as you will find many similarities and strategies to overcome many of the same barriers we face. Each organization has their particular spin on the application of Lean management. What I find of particular interest is that Chugamiut uses Lean as their leadership system much like we do. This is very different than the application of a simple veneer or focus/emphasis on the tools rather than the leadership discipline itself. Could this be the common connection between us that is Rona?

Keep an eye out. More very soon...

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