Lean Public Policy
A Lean Approach to Public Policy integrates the concepts of Lean into the public policy development process as a way of increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of public policy work. It is especially suited for policy areas that are, or have the potential to be, divisive and controversial.
Root Cause Interventions (RCI)
Focusing on symptoms rather than their root causes allows problems to perpetuate. And simply identifying root causes and then working on them in the same way as any other issue is not effective. Root causes are unique, deeply embedded within systems and cultures and must be understood and addressed in this context.
Efforts to address risky behavior or adverse outcomes benefit from a focus on their root causes. One root cause is a lack of a sense of future coupled with a lack of perceived control over the ability to influence that future. Hope Development is a process designed to address this need.
Workplace stress, often cited as the number one cause of lost time at work, is a major issue contributing to less effective employee performance, inefficient operations, and significant health and safety concerns. A common view of workplace stress is that it is a characteristic of individuals who need tools to cope. We view workplace stress as a product of an organization's structure and operations, experienced by the people who work there. We work with organizations and systems to create a healthier workplace where tension becomes creative and the adverse impacts from stress lessen.