Exploring The Lean Training Strategies That Healthcare Managers May Adopt

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Organizational managers are using lean and other process improvement strategies to address inefficiencies or defects through standard work and employee training (Poksinska, 2010). Employee training is an essential element in the sustainment of process improvements (Dibia et al., 2014). Bertram et al. (2013) defined training as the understanding, abilities, and mindset to learn and address tasks or job duties within the workplace environment. Exploring the lean training strategies that healthcare managers may adopt is the focus of this qualitative exploratory case study. Section 2 encompasses the project plan of the study. The detailed plan includes the purpose statement, role of the researcher, purposive sampling to identify participants, research method, and research design. Ethically conducting research is an important component of any research project. Section 2 also contains the ethical aspect of identifying the target population, participant sampling requirements, data collection instrument, data collection techniques, and data analysis. Research should be reliable and valid. Section 2 contains the process to ensure reliability and validity. Purpose Statement The purpose of this qualitative case study is to explore how healthcare managers successfully implemented lean training strategies to combat escalating costs. The target population will consist of healthcare managers in a single rural care hospital located in Tennessee who have implemented lean training strategies

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