Lean at Stirling

What is Lean?

Lean is a term used to describe an approach to continuously improving our workplace activity. It is a proven methodology that transforms ways of working to enable staff to become more engaged and in control of their workplace. Lean can help to reduce workplace processes and bureaucracy to free up time for staff to focus on what really matters.

Lean comes from two concepts: respect for people and continuous improvement. People are central to Lean approach - the involvement of individuals who are close to and experience the process can create innovative ideas that enable sustainable and positive change.

Lean Awareness Sessions

These short, highly practical sessions introduce the concept of Lean to staff who have not experienced Lean before.  It explores what is Lean, the benefits Lean can release and introduces the five Lean principles. 

Lean for Leaders Programme 

The Lean for Leaders Programme is for staff who lead on processes and projects.  It develops knowledge, practical skills and introduces a range of tools that enable staff to apply Lean thinking to their process.  

This programme is recognised and accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management ILM. 

Lean Masterclass Programme

The Lean Masterclass series builds on the Lean for Leaders programme and the Lean Awareness sessions. It consists of a series of short advanced sessions for staff who have an awareness of a Lean approach.  Each masterclass focuses on a specific topic such as using Lean to creatively solve problems or advanced Lean mapping.  The sessions are designed to be stand-alone which means you can attend one or all of them in no particular order. 

Lean Projects

Projects exist at team level, faculty/directorate level and University level.  Therefore, for staff who are new to Lean and building confidence in leading on their Lean projects, support can be provided through activities such as mentoring and coaching.

Contact the OD team for more information and support. 


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