Governing Magazine presents:Going Lean in Government and Education, March 29, 2011, 2:00 pm
As the budget crisis and citizen demands reach a critical peak in 2011, stymied government and education leaders are at a crossroads as they search for ways to do more with less. Without a doubt, economic pressures are transpiring that will forever alter public sector. The good news is that these same pressures initiate innovation and organizational change. Enter LEAN. With Lean, organizations look closely at current processes to find and trim the inefficiencies that eat away at resources. When you consider that labor is government and education’s largest operational cost, a closer inspection of Workforce Management processes like time and attendance, absence management and scheduling are wise places to apply Lean principles first.
As a participant in this online roundtable discussion, you will learn:
- What it means to have a lean organization
- Who is using lean methods and how can their process be duplicated to work for you
- How to find and replace workforce management inefficiencies
- How to improve your services without additional resources
- How to make your budgets go further