WHAT CAN WE LEARN ABOUT LEAN FROM AN ARTS PERSPECTIVE?

Lean is a way to design human relationships and conversations in an enterprise as well as improve work processes. Lean thinking has largely been interpreted through the perspective of engineers and social scientists. Our goal is to interpret and observe Lean thinking through the “eyes” of an artist. This is also an opportunity for participants to gain knowledge of the Lean way of thinking, improving their day-to-day work environment.

On May 10 and 11 several Lean professionals engaged with workshop participants from the artist community (Theater, Arts Administration, Performance Studies, Music Education, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, and Fashion Design) who dedicated two days to Lean learning and invested a third day on May 12 participating in a facilitated workshop discussion. The discussion tapped the insights of the participants, who together made observations about Lean thinking from a different perspective than most in the Lean community of professionals.

For more information about the workshop contact Tom Richert.