With budgets facing substantial pressure, the demand from the public for services is continually increasing. More must be achieved with less resources. Traditional approaches are not going to meet these demands – the key to success is efficiency. Lean Government, which incorporates the Lean Six Sigma methodology, will ensure your department is operating at maximum efficiency. This means, less resources, positive public response to government initiatives and ‘substantially’ lower running costs.
Understanding Lean tools is a great start, but knowing how to implement Lean to achieve comprehensive results and organisational change is the main challenge.
Government Agencies are Achieving Efficiency Gains through Lean Government Programs
Lean thinking is as follows: coming to work each day and actively looking for better ways to do your job, in an environment where you don’t feel threatened when discussing challenges in the workplace. The key to implementing a Lean Government program, is understanding how to make a cultural shift in the organisation. This occurs when staff change their behaviour and are in alliance, with a common goal.
Generally, in organisations, most people accept poor processes and don’t do anything about it. Lean training challenges this mindset by encouraging a kaizen (continuous improvement) approach by teaching people to see processes that aren’t working. Inefficiency results in wasted resources. People are empowered to take responsibility for the processes surrounding their jobs, and as a result, becoming proactive about change.
How Vative Can Help Your Department Achieve Efficiency Gains
Being actively involved in your department can result in a tendency to become blind to wasted resources. Vative’s Lean Government analysis will uncover wasted resources in your department. From the findings, Vative’s experts will prioritise and drive project based solutions. Vative places an emphasis on sustaining improvements, therefore each project will have a strategy for standardising and controlling the new improved system. The ROI for a Lean Government program is generally achieved quickly.
Lean is an ongoing journey, which is driven and sustained via a culture of continuous improvement. Vative has extensive experience in delivering organisational change across Government departments. We understand the different challenges faced by varying levels of resistance to change, as well as stakeholder management.
Vative can be found on GOVDEX. We are a recommended provider of Business Optimisation solutions and training to Government organisations and have worked with several Government departments, at the local, state and federal levels.