through the vigorous change of the veterinary corporate organizational culture during consolidation, the employees might get affected. The new management might decide to change the employee culture. A weak culture might lead to an increase in staff turnover and the risk of burnout. A private equity firm that decides to resell a veterinary entity should ensure that the staff are happy, otherwise, they will burn out and quit their job. To ensure that the staff are happy calls for the use of efficient management strategies such as ‘lean thinking’ Lean thinking aims to create the maximum value for the clients at a minimum cost, which can be achieved by minimizing time, energy, resources and effort.
As many corporate entities adopt lean thinking and focus on specific pillars, most of them aim to increase revenue, improve the health of the organization and become more productive. However, the lean concept is not only about improving metrics, but also changing the organization culture. Changing any organizations culture begins with leadership. The change has to be instilled top-down and every individual in the organization starting from the top is required to strive for, re-frame the work, and enact the values”