Using Lean to Improve Elderly Care in Norway

The Borough of Vestre Toten in Norway, initiated a lean transformation back in 2011 to tackle the out-of-control costs and deficit. The transformation began in the elderly care centers, which were offering an increasing number of services with little extra funding. Some examples of how Lean Thinking is applied at the borough’s home care service: […]

The Toyota Way in a Norwegian Classroom

I have long-admired the way Toyota does things, and I have for many years injected plenty of their principles into my educational practice because they focus on continuous improvement (kaizen) and respect for people. I know schools aren’t factories housing production lines but the 14 principles that make up The Toyota Way make a lot […]

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