5 Simple Tips for New Lean Coaches

Jason Burt

Lean Manufacturing professionals work very hard to develop their ability to understand the shop floor and devise a plan to improve the conditions and problems that they see.  They spend years learning tools and approaches to solve different business conditions and see themselves eventually being asked to pass that knowledge on to others.  They develop a good understanding of how the PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act) Problem solving cycle works and can use it to guide themselves through different issues. Unfortunately, there is typically a focus on results and improvement instead of spreading the culture….the skill set to become an effective Lean Coach goes undeveloped.  Solving problems and Coaching others to solve problems are two different skill sets that need to be developed.