Lean Thinkinars

A series of short (10-minute max), approachable video presentations to help you and your organization make more and better progress in your lean journey.

Necessary Elements for Effective Change

with Mike Osterling

Thinkinar (10-10:30am)

Follow-Up 

(10-11am)

21-Sep-20

28-Sep-20

5-Oct-20

25-Sep-20

2-Oct-20

9-Oct-20

Overview

Too often our grand plans for improvement fall on their face. Whether introducing big changes across the organization, local changes within a single department, or just modifying the way processes are executed within a small work group, good intentions often face resistance, lack of buy in, or just stall out. Frustrated, we reflect and struggle to understand why. What if there was a simple framework to help us diagnose what was missing? And even better yet, what if we could proactively identify the needs, and gaps, for facilitating effective change?

 

Join us for the next round of Central Coast Lean’s interactive Lean Thinkinar – this one focusing on “The Necessary Elements for Effective Change” with Mike Osterling where he will describe the model and briefly share his experiences, thoughts, and ideas.

Effective Change – Module #1:

Emotional Pull for Change

"Join us for the first Thinkinar in this series where Mike leads us in thinking about the required elements for effective change, and focuses in on the elements that can stimulate emotional pull for the change.”        

 

There are six foundational elements required for effective change. Missing any one of these could result in specific types of unintended consequences. Understanding what these elements are can help us understand what was missing in past change attempts. And more importantly, addressing these elements proactively will reduce the chance of running into significant issues for future improvements or changes. No matter how big or small the changes are that are in the works, whether at work, home or in the community, these are minimum factors you need to address.

During the ten-minute presentation we’ll review the effective change model and what happens if not properly addressed, and then dig into a couple of the elements – “Purpose” and “Motivation” and how that might translate in your environment. The presentation will be followed by group breakouts to more deeply discuss the relevance and application of these elements.

At the conclusion of this module you will be presented with a “call to action” to give you an opportunity to identify how this lesson applies to past or future changes you are involved with. During the Friday session you will have an opportunity to share your insights and challenges, and ask questions. 

Effective Change – Module #2:

Capabilities for Change

"Join us for our next Thinkinar where Mike facilitates the conversation around the elements of effective change related to capabilities, and the related risks if those elements are not proactively dealt with.”

In module #1 we discussed elements of effective change that “set the stage” for success. In this module we will focus on what the organization, team or individual needs to effectively put the change in place. What are the resources and skills that may be required? What happens if they are not present? How can you determine what resources and skills are needed for the changes you are pursuing? Mike’s presentation will be followed by group breakouts to more deeply discuss the relevance and application of these elements.

At the conclusion of this module you will be presented with a “call to action” to give you an opportunity to identify how these elements apply to past, or future, changes you are involved with. During the Friday session you will have an opportunity to share your insights and challenges, and ask questions. 

Effective Change – Module #3:

Define the Path for Change

"Join us for the final Thinkinar in this series, where Mike will lead the conversation about the required elements which help define the path for putting in place effective change.”

 

In the first two modules we addressed motivational factors as well as capabilities and resources required for effective change. In the final module we will discuss “how do we get there” – notably the plan, and people engagement. And finally, small breakout groups will discuss these final two elements as well as “what other elements should be taken into consideration?” when undergoing changes and improvements. 

 

At the conclusion of this module you will be presented with a “call to action” to apply these lessons to a change initiative you are currently undergoing. 

Mike Osterling

Mike is a coach, facilitator, speaker, and consultant with more than 20 years’ experience leading Lean transformations and business performance improvement from within and as an external consultant. As a consultant, he has coached, trained, and facilitated leadership and improvement teams in a broad range of industries including manufacturing, oil and gas, financial services, technology, and healthcare. 2020 has been of year of dramatic change for Mike as he has helped multiple organizations transition their training, coaching, problem-solving and improvement activities - from the front lines to senior leadership – to virtual formats. Mike is the author of several books including Value Stream Mapping and The Kaizen Event Plannerwww.mosterling.com

Here is how we are going to make this work:

  1. There will only be about 10-minutes of content sandwiched between a brief introduction and an optional post session (30 minutes max total) where reactions and follow-up questions are captured.

  2. We will post the Lean Thinkinar on YouTube for viewing by yourself or others you want to share it with.

  3. The following Friday, before the next Thinkinar, we will hold a live Zoom 60-minute Follow-Up where questions can be addressed, and folks can share feedback on initial pilots of their application of the thinking.

  4. Continue to cycle through all THREE Short Stops.

  5. Reflect and capture learning before going into the next series.

Past Thinkinar Recordings