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Web Circuits is a Malaysian based custom manufacturer for high technology companies. Senior management wants to introduce lean management practices to reduce production costs and remain competitive. A consultant has recommended that the company start with a pilot project in one department and, when successful, diffuse these practices to other areas of the organization. Discuss the advantages of this recommendation and identify three ways (other than the pilot project's success) to make diffusion of the change effort more successful. Be sure cite your sources

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The major advantage of this recommendation is that it is less risky than a full fledge or company wide implementation and will not affect/disturb the functioning of the organization. In other words, less resources are at stake in this proposal. The pilot project in one department will not only reflect the relative attractiveness of this proposal, but will also help as a learning curve for the full fledge implementation of the new lean management practices by identifying areas of strengths and weaknesses and potential problems/risks that could arise.

Other ways to diffuse the change effort more successful are:

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Web Circuits is a Malaysian based custom manufacturer for high technology companies. Senior management wants to introduce lean management practices to reduce production costs and remain competitive. A consultant has recommended that the company start with a pilot project in one department and, when successful, diffuse these practices to other areas of the organization. Discuss the advantages of this recommendation and identify three ways (other than the pilot project's success) to make diffusion of the change effort more successful. Be sure cite your sources

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