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Following from its origins in the private sector, Lean has evolved into a quality and operational improvement philosophy based on improving customer experience, outcomes and efficiency. The Government of Canada is including a range of Lean methodologies aimed at streamlining business processes in people management, corporate activities and the delivery of grants and contributions.
When I think about social media use to improve service delivery, I intuitively think about the likes of Apple, Google or Amazon. And the way in which they use people’s own social media footprint as an advertising space (surely I am not the only one who at least once posted that message Amazon suggests after your purchase, the one that lets you share your purchase with your Facebook friends and Twitter followers). But actually my...