For more thanr 60 years, a few organizations have followed what is known as the "Scanlon Plan" for employee engagement. Some early benefits were achieved and employee satisfaction was high in these companies, such as Donnelly Corporation and Herman Miller Office Furniture.
Likewise, for more than 30 years now, US and European companies been studying and adapting the Toyota Production System (TPS), which has been dubbed as "Lean." Again, some long-term benefits has been achieved, but many have not transformed their workplace cutlure or acheived operational excellence.
The Leadership Roadmap brings the two philosophies of both employee engagement and Lean into one concise and understandable system for leaders to follow. If leaders truly want success like Toyota, they must understand it is the combination of TPS with total employee engagement that made this company a sustaining industry leader.
By following the outlined system, leaders can take their companies into the future making a more successful organization for all stakeholders while truly enhancing their employee satisfaction with their daily work.
This book is not just for CEOs, CFOs, and others at the executive level, it is also for people in human resources or project development, the plant manager or first line supervisor, it is for anyone who shares a strong commitment to the foundational premise of integrating the leadership of people, lean transformation and innovation systems. The Leadership Roadmap is a practical resource that will foster a new generation of roving leaders, committed team members who are willing to step up and fill a void, who lead by asking questions that trigger positive change rather than simply giving orders. These new leaders will understand that while the framework for achieving success is simple, the implementation can be complex and daunting, requiring a firm and enduring dedication to renewal, and a step by step guide to show them the way.
Preface. About the Authors. Introduction. Chapter 1: Defining the Journey. The Premise. People. Lean Enterprise. Innovation. Chapter 2: The Leadership Roadmap. The Six Immutable Realities. The Leadership Roadmap Defined. "Zoomed-Out" View. "Zooming In" View. Chapter 3: Navigating the Leadership Roadmap. Navigation Process. Driving Directions. People Systems. Lean Systems. Innovation Systems. Appendix. Appendix A: Assessing the State of Leadership. Appendix B: Leadership Audit Survey. Appendix C: Lean Evaluation Audit Process. Appendix D: Master Time Line. Appendix E: Board Reporting Packet. Appendix F: Mapping the Deployment. Appendix G: Innovation Audit Survey.