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Motivations and strategies for why and how to implement the organizational concept lean – a case study of a Swedish hospital
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5879-2280
2012 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to analyze motivations and strategies of a Swedish hospital for why and how to implement lean. A case study, including interviews with key actors, observations and document analysis, was performed. Lean was in the studied hospital viewed as tools to deal with suggestions from employees on how to improve the delivery of care. Process leaders employed for a limited time were responsible for implementing lean in the different units. The hospitals future choices of implementation strategies, including training of managers, can be seen ascritical for motivating unit-level managers to sustain lean over time.

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2012.
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Lean, health care, implementation, case study
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Engineering and Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-61101OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ri-61101DiVA, id: diva2:1705339
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NES2012, 44th Annual International Nordic Ergonomics and Human Factors Society Conference, Saltsjöbaden, Stockholm, Sweden, August 19-22, 2012
Available from: 2022-10-21 Created: 2022-10-21 Last updated: 2023-04-27Bibliographically approved

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