We transform the organizations by creating new ways of working like setting up systems to drive continuous improvement and by engaging employees to meet the customer needs more effectively.
SKIL believes that lean is much more than just a “toolkit” or a methodology for removing the waste. We completely transform the way how companies operate, by focusing in particular on creating a culture of constant improvement and also a new leadership approach. We also instill new routines and behaviors to unleash the leadership capacity. A true lean management enterprise like SKIL feels like a very unique place to work:
- Employees here at all levels understand the organization’s vision and translate it into actions every day, with a common motive toward common goals across the entire enterprise.
- Managers also develop people with the expectation that everybody should have the opportunity to contribute to the best of their ability.
- Everyone here sees problems as opportunities to make the business grow stronger.
- Employees also understand their customers very well, and seek to meet their needs as efficiently as possible.
These “management disciplines” correlate to solid skills and ways of working that people and organizations can learn which, over the time, constitute a new company culture like how people behave and think.
How do we transform companies?
We have designed a transformation that makes sense for each organisation, based on the proven methods for attaining the right balance between deep and fast. Our impact also comes from building the capabilities of our employees to understand their customers, measure their performance, and fix problems that arise. A common challenge of bigger transformation programs are making sure change sticks over the time. We have also developed unique solutions to teach the capabilities required to sustain operational excellence:
Our tools also allows managers to track the progress on the routines and activities they are asked to perform in a lean way of working to receive upward feedback and the senior manager coaching on how they are doing.
Some visits allow the senior managers to learn from peers who are much more advanced in transforming their organisations. One-day visits across the world also create an unparalleled network to instill leaders with confidence and conviction in the new way of working.
We also have assessment of operational maturity which is embedded in all of our transformations. This methodology and the digital tools that support it offers an in built approach to drive continuous improvement by offering starting point, and by narrowing in on targets for their improvement.
We also have a set of two online learning modules, which can be taken individually or by teams. This content teaches all the basics of lean management and it also gives students the insight as to how a transformation will deploy and affect them, and also trains on the tools needed to sustain the transformation.
Capability building centers across the world use experiential and also other proven learning techniques to demonstrate the best practices to develop skills and also create executive commitment.