Lean is a management system considered to be receptive to the needs of people in business and bring better outcomes for stakeholders. Criticism has been raised against Lean and its effect on the working environment. Lean can have both positive and negative effects on the working environment and it depends on how it is practiced within the organization. The effect is more a result from the implementation process and the context in which Lean is being implemented. Can Lean create an inclusive and sustainable working life in different types of business?