ADEQ's Lean Transformation

“Government doesn’t have to be broken”  — Gov. Doug Ducey

ADEQ’s Lean Management transformation over the past seven years has reduced waste in the agency and helped us improve services to our customers, furthering our mission to protect and enhance public health and the environment of Arizona.

Our Goals: 

  • Support Environmentally Responsible Economic Growth
  • Enhance Arizona’s Unique Environment
  • Accelerate Clean-ups
  • Recruit, Train, Engage and Retain Top Environmental Talent

Our Strategies: 

  • Unleash Human Potential Through Personal Development
  • Transform the Culture Via a Lean Management System
  • Leverage E-Technology
  • Increase Outreach to Customers
  • Strengthen Core Programs Through Continuous Improvement 

Our Achievements

The results shown on the following charts were achieved despite staff reductions. When working inside of a disciplined management system, more engaged employees can achieve amazing results.