About LeanOhio

The mission of LeanOhio is to make government services in Ohio simpler, faster, better, and less costly. Using the improvement methods of Lean and Six Sigma, Ohio's state agencies are cutting red tape, removing inefficiencies, improving customer service, and achieving measurable results

The LeanOhio Network includes over 1,000 state employees who have been involved in Kaizen events and other improvement process improvement projects. Many have earned Lean certifications through our training program. The Network includes state employees who promote Lean, improve processes, and partner with the state to teach Lean tools and strategies.

Each state agency has a Lean Liaison. This ensures communication and coordination throughout state government. Liaisons identify improvement opportunities, engage agency staff in improvement efforts, and ensure that changes are implemented and sustained.

LeanOhio is coordinated by the LeanOhio Office, within the Ohio Department of Administrative Services. Office associates are Lean Six Sigma experts who serve as internal systems improvement consultants.


LeanOhio Headlines

New LeanOhio Virtual Training:
Managing Change as Supervisors
Returning to the workplace soon? Learn how to support your employees' transition to their new normal.
Next Session: June 23rd · Info & Registration at Ohio Learn

LeanOhio Network Resource:
OSU COE Summit 2021: Leading through Excellence
Conference Summary · Schedule · Registration

LeanOhio Network Resource:
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Lean in Government Conference
Conference Detail · Schedule · Registration

2020 Year in Review
Wishing you all a joyous, safe, and "efficient" holiday season!
December 21, 2020

More Improvement Results:
10 new employees earned certification this quarter bringing the total to 40 belts awarded in 2020

A3 Results · Green Belt Projects  

LeanOhio Network Resource:
Washington State Government Lean Transformation Conference
Conference Detail · Schedule

LeanOhio Network Resource:
2020 Colorado Lean Summit
Registration · Flyer · Schedule

More Improvement Results:
30 employees representing 16 different state agencies awarded certification belts in 2020

June 2, 2020

Introducing the Lean Lifestyle series
Insight into how the LeanOhio staff is using Lean tools and skills to improve every day situations
April 16, 2020

LeanOhio Newsletter
March issue highlights a recent training cohort from ODRC and provides updated policy information
March 2, 2020

LeanOhio Newsletter
February issue spotlights a recent project by a group of Lean practitioners at the Department of Taxation

January 31, 2020

LeanOhio Network Resource:
Leading Through Excellence: COE Summit 2020
Registration · Keynote Speakers · Schedule

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The Mission of LeanOhio
Get an overview of what, why, and how, by LeanOhio founding director Steve Wall.


  Making state government in Ohio simpler, faster, better, and less costly. .