The paper reports on findings from the initial, exploratory phase of a longitudinal research study aimed at developing a framework for implementing lean while ensuring employee well-being. Data from observations and in-depth dialogues with persons involved in lean implementation, along with relevant theory, are used to construct a tentative framework for implementing "healthy lean". The role of HRD in facilitating implementation of healthy lean is central to the framework, which is presented and discussed.
Proceedings From the 2008 Ahrd International Research Conference in the Americas, 2008
HRD, Lean Manufacturing, Longitudinal Case Study
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2008 AHRD International Research Conference in The Americas, 2008