During the 2014 Lean Accounting Summit the community celebrated its 10th year. It continues to grow in size, knowledge and impact on the lean enterprise. Also during the Summit leaders from a variety of organizations gave their vision of the next decade for this community. While the Lean Accounting community has substantially developed, it remains with much more knowledge and lessons ahead. This is exciting!
Understanding and executing the holistic lean enterprise is still under discovery and I believe that the Lean Accounting and Lean Management communities will be the ones developing this knowledge and practice. One of the critical developments is how the lean enterprise fits into, but more importantly underpins, what I call the lean economy.
The lean economy will be a critical development for the Lean Accounting community during the next decade. With a clear focus on individual principles and practices for measuring and motivating lean behaviors, the Lean Accounting & Management communities will illustrate how to achieve a higher level of prosperity, at the micro AND macro levels. This will be the intersection of these communities and the lean economy. And we plan to be at the forefront!
Lean Accounting & TWI Author, Lean Practitioner,
and Industrial Historian
The Lean Accounting Summit, and more importantly the lean accounting community, enters it’s 2nd decade of exploring their role in measuring and motivating lean thinking. The next several years will be exciting as together we move beyond bridging the gap between accounting and lean operations, and explore bridging the gaps between accounting, lean accounting, and the rest of the organization (HR, IT, Sales, R&D, etc.). No matter where you are in your lean accounting understanding, we’ll have something to challenge you and equip you to be a strong lean leader.
Karen Martin, author of The Outstanding Organization, has been quoted, “For decades now, “management” has been synonymous with managing people. Meanwhile, processes, the lifeblood of an organization, remain largely unmanaged.” It’s in this spirit that the Lean Management Summit was launched. The Summit seeks to bring organizational leaders from HR, Sales, R&D, and more, to work in concert with Accounting and one another to flow value across the organization… across “silos” of the organization.
What does it mean for you that the Lean Accounting and Lean Management Summits take place concurrently? Register for either Summit and you can choose from breakout sessions in EITHER Summit. More breakout sessions. More options. More learning.