Bella Englebach has been applying lean thinking to operations and R&D for over fifteen years. Trained as a scientist, she helps people to see that the heart of lean improvement is the scientific method. Humans naturally respond to the scientific method, because as children we were all excited to ask why. And we all loved to conduct experiments to find out why! Along the way, many of us left that type of exploration behind, and came to believe that we were not good at problem-solving or creativity. Bella believes that everyone can regain their excited inner scientist to drive people-centered improvement for any type of organization. She works with leaders and managers to create environments where problems can be seen, innovative solutions can discovered and tested, and people can truly drive improvement.

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