Lean Thinking, Social Business Design & Government

Despite government departments continuously striving to be more innovative and efficient in their operations, they do not have a consistent approach to process improvement and making better use of public funds to deliver more frontline services to communities.

Increasingly, local, state and federal government agencies across Australia are now embracing the multi-faceted benefits of adopting a ‘Lean Thinking’ approach to process improvement and process waste minimisation.

The correct application of Lean Thinking methods, tools and techniques will empower organisations to achieve a number of objectives, including efficiencies, effectiveness, optimisation or service delivery and contribution to savings targets proactively rather than reactively

Great timing with this article, as I’ve mentioned before that ‘Lean Thinking’ is one value stream that a social workplace supports. This applies to for- and not-for-profit organisations alike.