Factors influencing employee perceptions in lean transformations

Demeter, Krisztina, Losonci, Dávid and Jenei, István (2011) Factors influencing employee perceptions in lean transformations. International Journal of Production Economics, 131 (1). pp. 30-43. DOI 10.1016/j.ijpe.2010.12.022

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The purpose of the study was to investigate employee perceptions during a lean transformation1. The combination of case study and survey methodologies was used to define elements influencing the perceived lean success of shop floor employees. According to our findings, belief, commitment, work method and communication all have a considerable direct impact on workers’ perceptions of lean success. However, their effects are very different based on the scope and focus of changes that is influenced by process characteristics. Perceptions regarding successful lean transformation during a moderate reorganisation of the company’s welding plant, where mainly males work, are affected only by commitment and work method, whereas the deep reorganisation of the sewing plant (populated by female employees) is only influenced by belief and communication.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:lean transformation, worker perceptions, gender, work environment
Divisions:Faculty of Business Administration > Institute of Business Economics > Department of Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Subjects:Logistics, production management
ID Code:593
Deposited By: Ádám Hoffmann
Deposited On:29 Mar 2012 14:47
Last Modified:18 Oct 2021 08:43

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