What is the 4D Lean Model?

Numerous studies show that the majority of organizations often pay too little attention to the well-being of their employees. Strange. Because in the end they largely determine the success of an organization. Strange. Because in the end they largely determine the success of an organization.

4D Lean Model

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Discover here the 4D+ model.

The 4D Lean model is a language, a consciousness model, a philosophy. It makes communication easier and gives more insight into how you work as a person or organization. Step by step we guide you towards self-development, satisfaction and finally … the ultimate happiness. Everyone recognizes themselves in the model with a personal preference for a certain dimension. Read more about each dimension below … Step by step we guide you towards self-development, satisfaction and finally … the ultimate happiness. Everyone recognizes themselves in the model with a personal preference for a certain dimension. Read more about each dimension below …

0D

In a 0D environment, hardly anything changes or happens in addition to the daily fire fighting.

0D organizations aim for a status quo, in a ‘leave it (as it is)’ culture. In the current (rapidly changing) world, these companies are soon exhausted or dead. Bore-outs are among the risks here.

1D organizations opt for a top-down approach based on control. From a short-term vision, the focus is mainly on cost-cutting (“cost cutting”) and fast profits. Suppliers and employees (but customers as well) are squeezed out as lemons. This approach finally results in a bitter aftertaste: burn-outs, high disease rates and significant staff turnover. Employees experience a culture of coercion or ‘I have to’.

1D

2D

2D companies are based on a long-term vision, in which continuous improvement and respect for people are essential. Authentic leaders set the example and attach great importance to the engagement of employees, whereby trust is an absolute condition. There is an “I am allowed” mentality that results in “win-win” situations and permanent improvement and growth.

Connection is essential for 3D organizations.
Innovative companies and start-ups will pay more and more attention to agility and to the development of passion and talent.
The biggest breakthroughs come when decisions are made from the heart, in a culture where vulnerability is encouraged (3D+).
The Harada method is the cornerstone with the greatest impact within the 4D Lean model: through self-steering, every goal can be achieved with an eye for results and balance. 3D (+) employees are imbued with an ‘I want’ mentality.

3D

4D

In 4D, purpose and an “I am” feeling are the starting point. 4D organizations have a clear mission and want to contribute to a better world. Balance, personal well-being, feeling and intuition are basic elements in an environment that strives for happiness for everyone.

0D

0D organisations leave it as is and are satisfied with a Status Quo If nothing changes, these companies are soon dead.

1D

These organisations have an I can’ mentatlity They would like to keep control and have a short term vision Mostly their goal is to save costs Suppliers and employees (but customers as well) are squeezed out as lemons.

2D

Here there is a a I can’ mentalitilty 2D Authentic leaders set the example and attach great importance to the engagement of employees, whereby trust is an absolute condition There is an authenitic leadership and trust They end up in a win-win situation

3D

In organisations in 3D, there is an ​I want’ mentality. There is a clear connection. 3D organisations are divided once more. In one view there are 3D organisations who act from passion These are the continue evolving organizations From the other side 3D organisations who take a decision with their hart They dare to show vulnerability, use the Harada method in their way of working and are self-steering

4D

Add emotions to 3D organisations and you will end up in 4D. Here it’s all about ​I am’ and meaning. They have a clear mission and want to create a better place from this world. In 4D it’s about balans, personall well-being, feeling and intuation and a higher purpose.

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Estimated distribution of companies

In what environment do you work? Note that nearly 90% of companies are still in 0D or 1D …

Podcast

Listen here to the Podcast from Jim Lippens, where he explains his personal mission

Paul Akers, CEO from the first ‘4D Lean’ organisation in the world

FastCap (USA), the company from Paul Akers and his wife Leanne, where in 2017 named to the ‘4D Lean’ organisation worldwide. Paul knew in FastCap his ideale mix from 2D, 3D en 4D elements to integrate. His passion: ‘2 Second Lean’ (3D) en ‘Lean health’. His mission: ‘to Grow people’.

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