Creativity: A Secret Ingredient in the Lean Recipe

Continuous improvement – it is simply applying a set of known tools? How do we get to a continuous improvement culture that is able to flexibly respond to changing needs and new challenges?  The secret is found in understanding the relationship between lean thinking and creativity.

  • The two major thinking styles needed for creativity.
  • How the two styles work inside PDCA
  • What you can do to build your creativity skills

About Isabella Englebach

Bella Englebach, Lead Consultant at Lean for Humans, Inc , blends lean and creativity, helping organizations and individuals achieve innovative results in science-based and other environments.

Before opening her own company in 2018, Bella was a process excellence leader at J&J, focusing on brining continuous improvement and lean thinking to the pharmaceutical and medical device R&D sectors. A Creative Problem Solving (CPS) Facilitator, she was a member of the Board of Directors of the Lean Product and Process Development Exchange for six years. She is a Certified Professional Coach.

The author of “Creatively Lean: How to Get Out of Your Own Way and Drive Innovation throughout Your Organization, Bella also hosts the podcast “The Edges of Lean.