The best way to ensure continuous learning and a culture of Continuous Improvement is to GO SEE or do a Gemba walk on a weekly basis to ensure operations are lean, visual, and effective. As a leader, it’s important for you to remember to look for opportunities that you can bring to your next Kaizen Event (aka Rapid Improvement Event) and look for specific areas where you and your team can work better together.
To ensure your next Kaizen Event is successful, Visual Workplace has resources you may find helpful.
The Kaizen Event Planner is a practical how-to guide for planning, executing, and sustaining rapid improvements in office, service, and technical environments. Geared to continuous improvement professionals and leadership teams, this book provides the methodology and practical tools for generating measurable results, while building a motivated workforce and creating a culture with an integrated focus on customer value, quality, cost, and service. The book includes a CD containing 15 interactive standard work tools for planning, executing, and sustaining rapid improvements.
The book provides a step-by-step approach for:
- Creating a Kaizen Event Charter
- Planning Event logistics
- Communicating the right information to the right people at the right time
- Facilitating the Event to assure full implementation within the Event itself
- Measuring and reporting the organizational impact of improvements made
- Sustaining the gains