This journey starts with just getting you team use to identifying waste then taking the initiative to eliminate it.
The book we have seen resonate the most with teams starting this journey is 2 Second Lean. The book can be purchased for $5 if you order 20 or more. It comes in English and Spanish versions.
“Culture eats strategy for breakfast.”
The book is a short read with a ton of pictures and examples that resonate with a wide variety of people. Paul Akers has a background in construction, has a manufacturing company that serves the construction industry and works with a lot of contractors.
There is much more to developing a true lean culture or what some would call making a lean transformation. This is only the first step but it is a great step.
Paul has also produced a lot of videos to augment the book:
Lean is Simple / LCI:
Lean is Simple / DPR Construction:
Will your culture allow you to dominate (or survive) the changes that are happening across the construction industry?