The book "Employee"s Guide to Success - Improve with Lean!" provides an easy-to-read description of the central parts of Lean and is aimed at employees at all levels of an organization. The book includes easily grasped, practical descriptions of standardization and continuous improvements, the aspects of Lean that directly impact everyone and that constitute the basis for a successful implementation of a Lean culture.
The book offers an effective support for leaders in their efforts to train their subordinates. With brief and sententious chapters including questions for reflection and discussion, it offers great opportunities to link the book"s message to the reader"s own operation. In this way the book constitutes an excellent foundation for a concrete and practical Lean training in the own operation.
In addition to describing important Lean relationships, the book presents a number of employee- and leadership principles. The employee principles describe how employees can contribute to creating a Lean culture in an organization. These principles can also advantageously be used as a starting point during, for example, employee appraisals. The leadership principles, in turn, are described to enable employees to understand their leaders" role in an organization striving for Lean.
The book is recommended for readers who want an easy-to-read, easily grasped, and concrete introduction to Lean. For readers who, as a next step, want to gain a deeper understanding of Lean we recommend the book "Lean - Turn Deviations into Success!". The book "Leadership - Making Lean a Success!", in turn, provides a deeper understanding of what is required from leaders to succeed in leading their organizations towards Lean. Together these three books constitute a series, which means that they are complementary to each other.