Christopher Chapman, Senior Lean Transformation Coach, calls on lean thinkers to leverage our skills to eradicate the waste of racism in our businesses, worker lives, their families, their community and society.
Lean thinkers: We have plenty of experience using humble inquiry and other problem-solving tools to root-out non-valued-activities in our organizations. Now we need to add racism to the list of wastes to eradicate in our never-ending pursuit for perfection.
He also discusses the impact that traditional hierarchical workplaces can prevent people from being able to speak up.
He calls for fundamental changes to our society, which will require significant shifts in thinking across all industries, including law enforcement, healthcare, education, housing, manufacturing, and service. This effort will need the support and skills provided by lean practitioners, such as change management, respect for people and humble inquiry.
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