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The future of Lean: Four disruptors of the decade

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In the early 20th century, management theories were devoted to the idea of 'one best way' to perform tasks, designed by the manager and implemented by direct reports. Like many things that must change with the passage of time, management styles evolved. Although manufacturing was one of the first sectors to actively seek out more waste reduction principles, the construction industry of today is being shaped by this same philosophy and continues to be revolutionized by the possibilities that Lean represents. We've already seen how this change in approach has impacted construction today, but what does it look like in the future? As we look to the next 10 years, four factors will greatly influence the future of Lean: leadership, marketing in the field, multi-generational workforce and technology.

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