Making "Lean" Work for Government

Friday, January 8, 2016

As the chief performance officer for the City of Denver, Dave Edinger’s main goal is to blast away roadblocks to bottom-up innovation. He heads up the City of Denver’s Peak Academy, which trains government employees on the principles of Lean methodology. Edinger spoke with The Public Manager on his work with the Peak Academy. 


According to Edinger, the City of Denver adopted the Lean methodology because “not only does this training help employees make small, continuous improvements within their agencies; it builds a culture across government in which front-line employees feel empowered to voice their ideas.” What’s more, it’s free, open sorce, and accessible to everyone in the workforce. 

Read the complete Spotlight Q&A from the December 2015 issue of The Public Manager. You also can check out the Peak Academy website and blog for more insight.

About the Author
Stephanie Castellano is a former writer/editor for the Association for Talent Development (ATD). She is now a freelance writer.
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