Appreciative & Strengths-based Lean Thinking: Positive Engagement with Business Improvement and Efficiency – Introduction

November 2015
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Lean Thinking emphasises the importance of value, flow and continuous improvement. It is based on an assumption that there is a theoretical ‘perfect state’ for each organisational process and that the current state deviates from the perfect state due to inefficiencies and waste. Strengths-based Lean Thinking shifts the focus to co-constructing a vision that is based on our positivecore, and can make process improvement engaging, creative and resourceful, – because it works with what gives life: to people, to organisations and to their processes.


Author: David Shaked

David Shaked is a positive transformation leader helping clients in all parts of the world achieve positive outcomes through creative and practical strengths-based change. David is a practitioner, trainer and thought-leader of AI and other dialogic approaches to change. He is a passionate ‘blender’ – blending AI with other change frameworks as well as blending the ‘being’  and the ‘doing’ of AI.


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Author: Nicolas Stampf

Nicolas is an internal strength-based efficiency coach trained in AI foundations who practises strength-based facilitation techniques. Nicolas has co-developed the ‘Labso’, an open-source workshop format aimed at experientially teaching participants how to discover, leverage and amplify their strengths through the use of social networks E:

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