2019 Crystal Davis ~ LEAD Lean Employee Engagement - Lean Frontiers - Be Bold. Be Better.

LEAD Lean Employee Engagement – Fighting the War on Talent  

Presented By:

Crystal Davis

Session Abstract:

There is a war on talent and skills gap crisis projecting that over 2M job will go unfilled by 2025. There are generational shifts challenging how people want to work. People are seeking human-centered leadership. And there is tremendous anxiety and unknowns around how work will get done through technological advances

In the meantime, many organizations are under utilizing talented resources right under your nose — the old adage, “You can’t see the forest for the trees”.

Experience the story of the approach, learnings and challenges along one organizations continuous improvement journey which led to a focused strategy on talent development and increased employee engagement.


Learning Objectives:

  • A lean and leadership development approach to developing a ready-now pool of promotable resources
  • How the lean daily management infrastructure was used to supports engagement and development
  • The leadership teams’ evolution to leading as a coach

About the Facilitator:

As CEO and Founder of The Lean Coach, Inc., Crystal Y. Davis helps organizations disrupt in lean and leadership so that they can achieve their growth and people strategies through an aligned and harmonious continuous improvement strategy. TLC provides strategic guidance, coaching, training and workshops.

Crystal’s 20 plus year lean career spans over a number of business functions, industries and disciplines in manufacturing and supply chain: automotive, consumer-packaged goods (beverage), medical devices, strategy deployment, and training, facilitation, coaching and speaking.

Crystal developed her lean acumen while working at Delphi Automotive Systems where she was recognized as a Lean Supplier Development Engineer of the Year. However, her lean business acumen knowledge flourished in her leadership roles during her tenue at Coca-Cola Refreshment and Thermo Fisher Scientific where she led large scale business unit and division lean strategies focused on growth, productivity and people development strategies.

Crystal led to teams to win Industry Week’s Best Plant Award and to share their body of work at the LEI Transformation Summit.