What is lean? Does lean lead to reducing the workforce? Often when people hear about or think of lean they see it as the enemy because lean has been used as an excuse to let people go. It's no wonder lean programs have trouble working in some environments.
To get to the core of lean it is necessary to understand that there are two pillars of lean - respect for people and reduction of waste. This often leads to adding people because a company becomes more competitive and needs to do more for customers.
Here is another video from 2SecondLean that answers the question of "what is lean?".