The important question is not “what is Lean’s role in HR” but “what is HR’s role in Lean”. HR’s role in a Lean Transformation is critical and essential. For a Lean Transformation to be successful and go beyond implementing tools, an organization must address Purpose, Process, People and Problem Solving. HR’s role is critical in all 4, but especially Purpose, People and Problem Solving. This is the journey the Lean HR Summit helps to build the skills and knowledge for success.