What is Lean?

Lean in higher education embraces a new way of thinking where employees explore how work is currently executed and apply logical reasoning to determine efficiencies.  It is a way of thinking to adapt to change, eliminate waste, and continuously improve with the goal of enhancing business operations, solving business inefficiencies, and enhancing the community experience all while empowering employees.  It is a perspective, a way of thinking across the workforce.

Lean methodology is broken down into Six phases.  Click on each phase for additional details.