Today, many organizations are incorporating "Lean Thinking" into their objectives in an effort to improve operational efficiency; making up a large portion of these organizations are healthcare providers and hospitals. New legislation and regulations in the healthcare industry call for reduced wasteful spending and the use of Electronic Health Records to streamline information and facilitate patient treatment. What many organizations are coming to realize is that their efforts to go Lean are also helping them to go Green.
Both, Lean and Green thinking involve a company-wide commitment to change and make more sensible decisions about the way the company operates and how money is spent. Lean Thinking focuses on:
- Achieving the highest operational efficiency possible
- Reducing wastes
- Cutting costs
- Increasing productivity
- Improving cycle time
Paperless, efficient processes
- Making eco-friendly decisions
- Implementing a virtual work environment
Is your organization exploring "Lean Thinking"? Does your organization want to go Green? If so, have you looked in to BPM?
Mary Katherine Strupe