Lean Education refers to the adaptation of lean thinking to higher education, typically with the goal of improving the efficiency and effectiveness of operations. Keeping the core tenets of “respect for people” and “continuous improvement”, this education management philosophy encourages employees at all organizational levels to re-imagine services from a customer’s point of view, removing process steps that do not add value and emphasizing steps that add the most value.
In Ohio alone, there are over 550 school districts and 359 colleges and universities that serve over 3,000,000 students. In today’s world, it’s more important than ever to maximize education’s value, and applying lean concepts helps you do just that. Find out how to apply lean to your educational processes, from lesson planning to transportation routes and all processes in between.