How To Use Lean Thinking To Create An Antiracist Organization with Christopher Chapman

In the wake of George Floyd and Black Lives Matter protests in 2020, many socially responsible companies made a pledge to become an antiracist company and address racial inequity, but more has to be done to transform organizations to produce racial equity.

The Lean thinking improvement system has a long history of transforming organizations for better outcomes and the greater good, and can be used to create an antiracist organization.

Christopher Chapman discusses how to describe wastes that normalize and produce racial inequity, how to view the 5 Lean principles from an antiracist perspective, and to examine a value stream for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) improvement opportunities.

Examples of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) include:

  • Status quo
  • Unequal access
  • Discriminatory practices
  • Unconscious bias
  • Racist ideas/policies
  • Prejudice and stereotypes
  • Unused/underused value of People of Color (POC)

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