Lean Manager

The success of the lean transformation, achieving the vision and fulfilling the strategy in any organisation stands and falls with the mindset and abilities of its management. Developing your Lean Manager who will pave the way to peak performance through encouraging and demanding continuous improvement is essential for organisational success.

The 4 day workshop is designed to introduce managers and executives into lean management in a holistic way. It will build a good understanding of Lean Thinking methodology and how it can be applied in the workplace.

It is the foundation for lean transformation and cultural change for engaging/developing all leaders in lean principles. The programme will take the leaders through an in-depth journey on how to inspire, lead, drive and support organisational excellence to ensure a culture of continuous improvement that creates sustainable benefit.


  • Empower leaders to develop and lead kaizen projects & transformation
  • Develop understanding of the principles of continuous improvement and encourage reflection on how they can fit within current activities and projects
  • Develop understanding of how to motivate and engage employees for organisational excellence standards
  • Develop clear understanding of a leaders role in continuous improvement
  • Understand the philosophy, principles and tools of Lean Management
  • Understand how to coach an individual/team in an organisation
  • Be aware of the organisation challenges and handling difficult situations professionally
  • Execute decision making using Lean thinking.


  • Coach team members to look at the work they do and figure out how they can make it better
  • Support teams facilitating continuous improvement projects
  • Motivate employees to take the initiative, develop solutions to problems and improve their work
  • Embrace change and support employees through the change journey

Programme Content

  • Culture change
  • Organisational Excellence
  • Lean Leadership & Coaching
  • Empowering people for continuous improvement
    • Value-Added and Non-Value-Added activities
    • 7 Wastes
    • Team Briefing
  • Visualisation
  • Workplace Organisation
    • 5S
  • Quality Optimisation
    • Standard operating procedures
    • Inspection vs. Prevention
    • Mistake proofing (Poka-Yoke)
  • Different training techniques
  • Evaluating training (Kirkpatrick’s training evaluation model)
  • Feedback (give praise & criticism, receive praise & criticism)
  • Effective Problem Solving and Decision Making

Who should attend?

  • Executives, Directors
  • Managers
  • Leaders, project managers working with teams
  • Anyone who wishes to develop their lean managerial skills