Month: December 2011

Total 8 Posts

2011 Management Carnival Annual Roundup

I’m excited to take part in this years Annual Management Carnival. I chose three of my favorite blogs and hope you enjoy the following articles as much as I did. Dan Pink Jim Collins on 3 ways to avoid demotivating people at work: In this insightful 3-minute video Jim Collins

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Gemba Glossary: Value Stream Mapping

Here is the next video in our Gemba Glossary video series. This one focuses on Value Stream Mapping. If you missed any of our earlier Gemba Glossary videos please follow the links below. Gemba Glossary: 5S Gemba Glossary: The 7 Wastes Gemba Glossary: Kaizen Gemba Glossary: Gemba Gemba Glossary: 5 Why Gemba

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Kaizen and the Moisture Content of Fabrics

Fabric is one of the oldest technological artifacts of humanity. Water is essential to our survival and ubiquitous in our daily lives. So it is fitting that these two things come together in a metaphor about kaizen – changing things for the better. The Wet Blanket Our friend and contributor

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The Courage to Try

I was recently speaking with a Gemba Academy customer who’s looking to start a small lean consulting company. I’ll call this person Bob for the sake of this article. About Bob Bob explained that he doesn’t have a college degree but does have many years of practical, real world, experience.

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