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Kevin Hancock, Hancock Lumber, Keynote

Kevin Han­cock is the CEO of one of the old­est fam­i­ly busi­ness­es in Amer­i­ca. Estab­lished in 1848 and led by over 500 employ­ees. Han­cock Lum­ber owns tim­ber­lands and oper­ates sawmills, retail stores, and a truss plant in Maine.

Kevin offers a fresh per­spec­tive and thought-pro­vok­ing twist on tra­di­tion­al Lean in the busi­ness world: The High­er Call­ing of Lean. He will dis­cuss his lead­er­ship jour­ney and insights on effi­cien­cy gains as means not for more hours to get more work done but in putting work back in its place.

Effi­cien­cy gains are nec­es­sary, but not to fill the hours with more work — the real goal is to engage all employ­ees and cre­ate capac­i­ty to have a bet­ter work-life bal­ance. Since the imple­men­ta­tion of this new lead­er­ship path, Han­cock Lum­ber has put up record-break­ing num­bers in all areas of their busi­ness, all while reduc­ing the aver­age work week and increas­ing indi­vid­u­als’ pay through per­for­mance plans that mea­sure and val­ue accu­ra­cy and effi­cien­cy over hours clocked.

Every­one will find a way to ben­e­fit from this think­ing of work as impor­tant, but not all con­sum­ing, which is applic­a­ble to all indus­tries, orga­ni­za­tions, and humans.

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