I thought it would be a good idea to define organizational structure , so that every one is on the same page when we discuss this in context to other lean management tool and principles . This will also help us identify if there are better ways that I am not aware at this moment.
This structure is just the top level general structure , you will see in a lean company , it basically consist of :
- Top level
- Middle Level
- Line Managers
Top Level : Consists of CEO, Owners , VP , Directors etc . They are involved in strategy deployment.
Middle Managers : these are the managers who are involved in solving problems . They form an important link connecting strategy to the day to day management of the company .
Line Managers : these may be the Supervisors , Team leaders who ensure standard work is followed and continuous improvement by Kaizen. They are responsible for the processes that provide value to the customer.
Now their role in the lean management system .The exact distribution of these responsibilities may vary in different organizations and some cross over of the responsibilities is also possible.
What are your thoughts? If you are a lean company how is your organization structure setup?