Walking the Gemba:
Why you should leave the safety of the office to walk the shopfloor.
The Gemba is a Japanese phrase that means “the actual place” – the place where value is created.
It involves the manager/leader walking the patch (with purpose) to engage, understand and help to solve problems. This can't be done from the safety of an office, you have to go to the shopfloor.
If you're a lean thinker, manager, or industry leader, understanding the Gemba is essential for driving improvement and achieving success.
Jump ahead to: In this blog, we'll delve into:
What is Gemba?
Where is the Gemba: Types of Gemba in different industries
What is a Gemba Walk?
Why do a Gemba Walk?
How to walk the Gemba
Take someone with you
Ask 4 magic questions
Area Patrol: The pre-cursor to a Gemba Walk
Leadership and Gemba
So, let's get started and uncover how Gemba can breathe new life into your approach to value creation.
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