How Can Lean Increase Human Resource’s Efficiency?

If you are current about the project management news, you will know that lean management has been in existence for a little while ago. However, unlike many other project management systems that help Human Resource (HR) in improving his efficiency, many people believe lean is lagging in that aspect. Let’s see if this belief is true or untrue.

Lean methodologies emphases on continuous improvement

Lean methodologies place so much emphasis on a culture of continuous improvement. It also focuses on establishing and maintaining connections with various stakeholders in creating an integration of information channels. This way, every part is connected to decision making.
The following principles of lean management will further reveal to you what lean system of project management stands for.

Principles of Lean Management
• Effectiveness in delivering value to end-users.
• Respecting and engaging the people.
• Ensuring ineffective processes are eliminated.
• Maintaining and sustaining a constant flow.
• Pull through the system.
• Strive for perfection.

Don’t be surprised that these principles are coined out from the basic insight of lean, which states that, if every person is well trained to identify wasted time and effort in their work and to collaborate effectively to improve processes through the elimination of waste, the resulting enterprise will perform well by bringing more values to the table. Values such as confidence, competence and collaborative power. This is why HR professionals need to adapt to this system today.
The processes of HR professionals today are aimed towards enhancing organization performance, HR management services, and compliance service. HR professionals perform a lot of work aimed at improving and strengthening the ability of employees to contribute more to the process. Lean principles help the HR professionals by ensuring through the HR departments that management processes keep updating themselves and getting rid of wastes.

Lean’s approach
The working structure of lean is PDCA, which stands for plan, do, check, and act. Let’s look at them one by one:
• Plan: lean creates a plan for change. This is done by identifying what exactly is needed to be changed, define the steps to change it, and finally predict the possible outcome of the change.
• Do: make sure you carry out a test as regards this on a small scale under controlled supervision.
• Check: go over the result of the test you carried out. Check if you have improved the process. If you have achieved an improved system, great, consider trying it out on a bigger scale. If you haven’t improved the process, you have got to retake such a test and repeat the process again and again till there is an improvement.
• Act: now is time to implement the result you achieved on a broader scale. Make sure you update the standard operating procedures during this.

One fantastic thing about the lean system is that it helps in re-engineering and redesigning bottlenecks associated with management by creating a well-streamlined system for smooth operations. With lean system, different components of the HR department can be developed in such a way that those running these portfolios are independent to make their process more efficient.

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