GA 139 | How to Use Job Breakdowns with Kyle House

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This week’s guest is Kyle House, a lean practitioner with a TWI background. Ron and Kyle explored the Job Breakdown aspect of Job Instruction, specifically how to use the breakdowns and why they’re helpful. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Kyle’s background (3:10)
  • The quote that inspires Kyle (5:19)
  • About Job Breakdowns (6:33)
  • The differences between the tools (9:08)
  • How Kyle and his team create Job Breakdowns (11:04)
  • How they decide which parts actually advance the work (13:23)
  • The number of steps they try to use (15:45)
  • Examples of how breakdowns have helped Kyle and his team (20:56)
  • What happens to old breakdowns (22:42)
  • Kyle’s trick to putting people at ease (25:24)
  • What “Respect for People” means to Kyle (27:06)
  • The best advice Kyle has ever received (28:07)
  • A time when Kyle experienced failure (29:18)
  • What Kyle is most proud of (31:00)
  • The best book Kyle’s read in the past year (31:40)
  • The knowledge or skill area Kyle feels he needs to improve (32:43)

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