Governor Gina Raimondo has signed an executive order meant to foster efficiency and innovation through a so-called lean government initiative. The governor says this will make state government more responsive to the people it serves.
The governor’s office calls lean initiatives a proven tool used by manufacturers to eliminate waste, reduce expenses, and encourage efficiency.
Raimondo says lean practices are meant to promote a workplace culture of continuous improvement. In the governor’s words, Rhode Islanders deserve a government that moves at the speed of business.