Category: Lean Office

Total 229 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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GA 421 | What Employees Want with Dan Johnston

This week’s guest is Dan Johnston.  Dan explained how his company WorkStep approaches hiring and retaining employees and what employees truly want, with clear parallels to lean, PDCA, and Respect for People. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The

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GA 420 | The Benefits of Gratitude with Rick Foreman

This week’s guest is Rick Foreman. Ron and Rick talked all about the importance of gratitude, both in professional and personal contexts. Listen and learn how being grateful can improve your health and overall happiness. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode

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GA 419 | Lean in Venture Capital with Bryan Bauw

This week’s guest is Bryan Bauw. Bryan explained how he uses lean and continuous improvement in his role at a startup venture capital firm. Ron and Bryan also explored what we could learn from the world of venture capital. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download

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GA 418 | Value Stream Management in Software Delivery with Lance Knight

This week’s guest is Lance Knight. Lance explained how lean and value stream management work in the software delivery field. He also shed some light on what they’re doing that traditional manufacturers could benefit from. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode

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GA 415 | Reacting vs. Responding with Sumit Gupta

This week’s guest is Sumit Gupta. Ron and Sumit discussed various aspects of leadership, including what it means to be a leader, dealing with different personality types, and more. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The quote Sumit likes

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GA 412 | Lean and Design with Andy Switky

This week’s guest is Andy Switky. Ron and Andy discussed lean thinking versus design thinking, and what the two worlds could learn from each other. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The quotes Andy likes (1:47) Andy’s background and

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Building A Culture Of Continuous Improvement Part Two

This article was written by John Knotts, a Senior Coach here at Gemba Academy. This is the fourth in a series of five articles written by John.  The previous three are hyperlinked below: Over the last three months, we have covered three topics related to developing the strategy to build a

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