At LeanOhio we teach tools for practical use in the workplace, but the actual translation of that can be difficult at times. The Lean Lifestyle article series provides additional insight into how the LeanOhio staff is using these tools and skills to improve every day situations.

Created as a way to assist and inform our colleagues at the State of Ohio in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, the Lean Lifestyle series is an inside look at how the LeanOhio team operates on a daily basis - whether they’re working in the office or away from it. It features examples of how to adapt the versatile tools of Lean to bring efficiency to your own work-from-home arrangement, as well as tips to help you stay connected, organized and productive. 

If you are struggling with how to implement Lean tools, or want us to discuss a certain tool and how we use it every day, let us know at Additionally, if you use a tool in a unique and relatable way, please share it with us! We would love to showcase how others are “making Lean work” at home, work, or anywhere! 


Don't Stop Achieving
Taking what we know from our work life and translate it to personal goal setting and attainment
Chasing a Moving Target
Continuing to delight your customers without taking things too far
Dear Change: It's NOT Me, It's YOU
The challenges of running on the continuous wheel of change
What is Happening
Planning for the unknown
Change for the Better
Embracing the opportunities to change
The (not so) Hidden Standard
The connection between daily routine and standard work
Let's Get Virtual
Best practices for virtual trainings and meetings
Kanbans Kan-be Fun
Making work visible to keep yourself and your "co-workers" on task
Click, Learn and Share
A one-stop shop for professional development and Lean learning
Blending culture and technology helps LeanOhio keep moving forward
Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch Changes: Communication is Key
Change Management principles in the midst of COVID-19
5S to the (Home Office) Rescue
Balancing work and life with the fundamental Lean organization tool



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