NEWSLETTER / OCTOBER 2017
Enterprise-Level Training

Discover how Gemba Academy can help all of your sites speak the same continuous improvement language!

We recently updated our Enterprise Training page to show how our content is available in multiple languages and with various access methods including integration into your own Learning Management System. More information:

Upcoming Videos
Kata Course
School of Lean

We are just days away from releasing a new 60-video course on Kata, combining studio-based instruction with real-world examples at a major aircraft company.

This could be the most powerful Gemba Academy course. Kata will help your organization define the desired end state, obstacles to achieving that state, and how to run experiments to methodically move toward that desired state. Therefore, it can be used in all areas of an organization, from project management to employee coaching.

New Podcasts
Ep 184:
How to Become a Better Problem Solver
Guest: Kelly Moore
Kelly Moore explores the many approaches to problem solving..
Ep 183:
How to Approach Lean
Guest: Michael Ballé
Michael Ballé discusses the book he recently co-authored, "The Lean Strategy."
Ep 182:
How to Use the “5 Why” Method
Guest: Jon Miller
Jon Miller shares how to use the “5 Why” method to determine root causes and solve problems.
Ep 181:
How to Start Your Lean Journey
Guest: Steve Kane
Steve Kane discusses the best approaches to starting a lean journey.
New Blog Posts
Why Aliens Have Yet to Visit Earth
by Jon Miller
Jon discusses space and how the concept of process “debris” applies on earth.
From Linear to Roundabout Thinking
by Kevin Meyer
Kevin shares his personal monument to the lean journey.
The Dangers of Benchmarking Lean Exemplars
by Ron Pereira
Ron describes the precautions you should take before going on benchmarking tours.
I Feel Better Already
by Steve Kane
Steve describes how to find the time and focus to implement lean initiatives.
Customer Success Corner

"You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine." ~ John C. Maxwell

This is also true of lean transformation. You won't improve your organization until you improve something you do daily. Lean culture is much about organizational behaviors that support continuous improvement. Changing behaviors for the better is challenging. If you're a Gemba Academy subscriber who is struggling with transformation, give us a call. We can help!

Schedule a coaching call here.

Steve Kane
Director of Customer Success
Events
Upcoming events that you might be interested in.
TWI and Kata Summits
19-23 February, Atlanta

Lean Frontiers is presenting their annual TWI and Kata Summits back to back in Atlanta, Georgia, making it easy to immerse yourself in either or both of these great topics.

More information:

Lean Tip of the Month
“I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better.”
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
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