Category: Change Management

Total 54 Posts

GA 423 | Lean and Human-Centered Design with Michael Parent

This week’s guest is Michael Parent. Ron and Michael discussed human-centered design and how it intersects with lean. Michael also talked about his book, The Lean Innovation Cycle.  An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The quote that inspires Michael

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GA 422 | Getting Lean Buy-In with Adam Marsland

This week’s guest is Adam Marsland. Adam, who works in the legal industry, explained how his firm uses continuous improvement and what problems they’re solving. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The quote that inspires Adam (2:57) Adam’s background

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Developing Leadership Through Tours

In my last article, we had a great discussion, in our continuing series, regarding Continuous Improvement Development for Leadership and Professionals. Leadership development is extremely important if you are trying to change or create a new culture in your organization.  Many times, the leadership wants to see culture change, but

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GA 396 | The Barriers to Developing a Lean Culture with Sara Ann Todd

This week’s guest is Sara Ann Todd. Sara shared her thoughts on continuous improvement and organizational culture, specifically creating a culture of lean. She and Ron also discussed Respect for People, dealing with self-doubt, and more. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this

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GA 392 | Using Lean on a Horse Farm with John Knotts

This week’s guest is John Knotts. John is our newest Gemba Academy employee, and he shed some light on engagement and change readiness. John also owns a horse farm, and he explained how lean applies to that environment. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here.

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Don’t Change the Culture, Change the Cultural Inputs

Company culture, loosely defined, is a set of shared beliefs, values, purpose, practices, behaviors, artifacts, language, goals, and attitudes within an organization. Changing culture continues to be a hot topic in the workplace. While there might be a strong desire to make quick changes, one could be well served by

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