Is there a relationship between Lean Leaders and healthy co-workers?
2015 (English)In: Quality Innovation Prosperity, ISSN 1335-1745, E-ISSN 1338-984X, Vol. 19, no 2, 123-136 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Purpose: The purpose of this article is to examine the relationship between Lean values, Lean leadership and perceived co-worker health both from an empirical and theoretical perspective. Methodology/Approach: A questionnaire used at a Swedish municipality that has been working with quality improvements for 20 years and with Lean for seven years was analyzed. 841 co-workers answered the questionnaire which had been designed and pre-tested to measure the presence of a number of Lean values and Lean leadership as well as self-reported perceived health. Findings: The results show a moderately positive relationship between Lean values, Lean leadership and co-workers’ perceptions of their health. Customer focus presents the highest mean value, the lowest standard deviation and the highest correlation with co-worker health, which is interesting as the investigated organization is a municipality.
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KOSICE: Technical University of Kosice , 2015. Vol. 19, no 2, 123-136 p.
co-worker health, culture and values, Lean leadership, Lean values, Quality Management
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IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-26796DOI: 10.12776/QIP.V19I2.609ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84952644214OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-26796DiVA: diva2:890579
ProjectsSimply Lean: values-based lean leadership for sustainable organizational development