Niklas Modig was a researcher at the Center for Innovation and Operations Management at Stockholm School of Economics between 2003-2018. Today he is one of the leading authorities within lean and operational excellence. Niklas is the author of the best-selling book “This Is Lean – Resolving the Efficiency Paradox” which has sold over 220,000 copies and became the Nr.1 best-selling management book in Sweden 2012 and one of the most sold lean books of all time.
Niklas’s main research focus was how the lean concept and Toyota Production System can be applied and integrated within the entire value chain of organizations. He is also well-know for his lean management concept which numerous top-management teams have adopted. In parallel with his business research, Niklas also researches about change management and competence development by doing qualitative studies on various organizations, groups and individuals. He also coaches students, artists, top-athletes and executives within personal efficiency and work-life balance. His latest concept is called Lean On Myself.