The Integration of Lean and Human Resource Management Practices as an Enabler for Lean Deployment- A Systematic Literature Review
|Authors||Kaur Paposa, K., Thakur, P., Antony, J., McDermott, O. and Garza-Reyes, J.|
Purpose – The current research aims to map and investigate how Human Resource Management and Lean practices can be integrated. This investigation will help identify the Human Resource Management aspects critical in the success of Lean initiatives while exploring the research gaps in the existing literature. The review also aims to delineate the benefits and challenges of integrating Lean with Human Resource Management systems to discuss further research and practice areas.
Design/methodology/approach – This study utilizes a Systematic Literature Review method to identify and synthesize the existing literature. As part of the process, a protocol that provided a plan for the review was followed, including the research questions and the data to be extracted.
Findings– The study results indicate that aspects of Human Resources Management practice and policies such as Training & Development, Teamwork, Motivation, Communication, Leadership, are key enablers of Lean initiative deployment and success. The benefits of the integration of Human Resources with Lean
Practical implications – This review paper has crucial implications for practice relating to, integration of Lean with Human resource management structures and tailoring Human resource management initiatives to ensure the success of Lean deployment and reduce risks of failure.
Originality/value – The Systematic literature review study conducted in this paper is the first of its kind to integrate and map the human resource management concepts that can be integrated with Lean to deploy the initiative successfully. This mapping is critical for ensuring the success of Lean methodologies within an organization and paves the way for future research. In addition, managers and organizations can find support and guidance from this study to focus on vital areas of partnership between their Lean and HR programs.
|Keywords||Lean Management; Workforce Management; Human Resource Management; Human Related; Lean Practices|
|Journal citation||pp. 1-23|
|Publisher||Emerald Group Publishing|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.1108/TQM-12-2022-0355|
|Web address (URL)||https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/TQM-12-2022-0355/full/html|
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|Online||28 Feb 2023|
|Publication process dates|
|Accepted||24 Dec 2022|
|Deposited||07 Mar 2023|
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