After your first rapid improvement event

Move on to exploring lean thinking more comprehensively. RIE benefits are real, valuable and needed, but yet more orders of magnitude of benefits, truly transformational change, in your organisation can be achieved if you embrace lean thinking wholly and make it part of the ‘DNA’ of your organisation.

Remember, RIEs are a single tool from the school of lean thinking. Why settle for one apple when you could have the whole apple tree?

Reading list

The following website is nothing but an excellent reading list.

http://www.gemba.com/consulting.cfm?id=477

Going Lean in healthcare

This is an American Paper from the IHI, which gives more detail on Virginia Mason’s lean journey.

Going Lean in the NHS

The NHS Institute’s latest guide.