Category: Lean Office

Total 166 Posts

Instructions Aren’t Enough

During a recent airline emergency, cabin pressure was lost and the oxygen masks dropped from the ceiling.  Passengers donned the masks, but not quite as instructed. Mobile phone videos of the incident showed many passengers wearing the masks over their mouths, leaving their noses exposed to the thin air.  Breathing

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GA 214 | How to Set a Challenge with Mark Rosenthal

This week’s guest is consultant Mark Rosenthal. Mark shared some insights regarding the various components of Toyota Kata, including setting a challenge and determining a target condition. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Mark’s background (2:10) An overview of the

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Where Do I Start with Lean?

Where should I start with Lean? is a common question we receive at Gemba Academy.  Some say starting with 5S is a must.  Others favor eliminating the seven deadly wastes. Others still suggest value stream mapping.  A great question is “What problem are your trying to solve?” The need for

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GA 200 | What We’ve Learned from 200 Episodes with Ron Pereira and Past Guests

This week we’re celebrating a milestone: our 200th episode. For this special episode we decided to highlight some of the major themes we’ve had thus far, featuring some truly incredible guests. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Simon Sinek: Knowing

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Big Decisions Don’t Lead to Results

The Big Idea January’s the month for resolutions–big decisions to make significant changes in one’s life.  Celebration of the new year offers a sense of renewal and opportunity for change.  While the month of January is often the time for resolutions to do good things, it’s also the month of

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GA 199 | How to Understand Your Current Condition with Drew Locher

This week’s guest is Drew Locher. Drew explained a huge issue in continuous improvement…rushing into countermeasures before taking the time to investigate and understand the current condition. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Drew’s background (1:31) The article Drew wrote

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GA 198 | How to Start and Fund Your Lean Journey with Ron Pereira

This week we’re sharing our first two Gemba Talk episodes, a new video series available without a subscription. Specifically, Ron explains what it takes to both start and fund a lean journey. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Where to

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GA 197 | How to Use Continuous Improvement in Untraditional Settings with Veronica Silva

This week’s guest is Veronica Silva. Veronica shared some great stories of how she’s used continuous improvement in all different kinds of settings, including bartending and banking. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Veronica’s background (1:44) Veronica’s training days (3:41)

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