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Lean production tools and decision latitude enable conditions for innovative learning in organizations: A multilevel analysis.
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PMID:  25479999     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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The effect of lean production on conditions for learning is debated. This study aimed to investigate how tools inspired by lean production (standardization, resource reduction, visual monitoring, housekeeping, value flow analysis) were associated with an innovative learning climate and with collective dispersion of ideas in organizations, and whether decision latitude contributed to these associations. A questionnaire was sent out to employees in public, private, production and service organizations (n = 4442). Multilevel linear regression analyses were used. Use of lean tools and decision latitude were positively associated with an innovative learning climate and collective dispersion of ideas. A low degree of decision latitude was a modifier in the association to collective dispersion of ideas. Lean tools can enable shared understanding and collective spreading of ideas, needed for the development of work processes, especially when decision latitude is low. Value flow analysis played a pivotal role in the associations.
Authors:
Anna-Carin Fagerlind Ståhl; Maria Gustavsson; Nadine Karlsson; Gun Johansson; Kerstin Ekberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-11-6
Journal Detail:
Title:  Applied ergonomics     Volume:  47C     ISSN:  1872-9126     ISO Abbreviation:  Appl Ergon     Publication Date:  2015 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-12-6     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-12-7    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0261412     Medline TA:  Appl Ergon     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  285-291     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd and The Ergonomics Society. All rights reserved.
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