We tend to hear a lot of successes for waste min, lean manufacturing and safety programs that get employees involved from Day One. The summary of team-based programs from managers usually includes statements like: 1) "The employees working closest to the problem came up with ideas I never would have thought of." 2) "We got the program started a lot more quickly than I thought we would." 3) "I was surprised at how many people in the plant were really passionate about reducing waste and recycling." If you've used a team or floor-based approach for your waste min or lean programs... what was your experience like?