How to Deploy Training
Ensuring effective training deployment is paramount for a continuous improvement leader. A robust start to education and training paves the way for lasting and impactful change. Here, we outline some of the most effective strategies and best practices championed by our top-performing clients.
1. Online Deployment: Streamlining Access
Take inspiration from a notable auto parts manufacturer. Through their company intranet's Continuous Improvement page, they seamlessly link Gemba Academy training for their staff. This integration ensures that every global employee accesses a co-branded portal, fostering a uniform language of lean and laying the foundation for their burgeoning Six Sigma program.
Remember, many firms also incorporate courses in their Learning Management System (LMS), aligning our content with their in-house training tools. With Gemba Academy's compatibility with any system, the integration is smooth.
2. Face-to-Face Training: The Personal Touch
Blending online preparatory work with in-person training sessions can be exceptionally effective. A prominent facilities management firm, for instance, has mastered this by pairing Gemba Academy videos with their pivotal internal training programs. Their meticulous planning of a training schedule makes the most of both independent learning and group training sessions. Some even adopt the Autonomous Study Group or Workshop Preparation approach, cycling between small group video reviews and collective improvement activities.
3. The Hybrid Approach: "Flipped" Learning
A method that resonates across sectors, from government to healthcare to manufacturing. Here, learners are entrusted with reviewing content individually before the set team meetings. These meetings then pivot towards discussions on the Gemba Academy videos, their everyday work implications, and innovative applications. Groups often leverage Gemba Academy's Excel templates for specific post-meeting exercises like red tagging or Kaizen events. The incorporation of Gemba Academy's PDF quizzes as group activities ensures that misconceptions are cleared right at the onset.
The beauty of the flipped classroom model lies in its ability to utilize classroom interactions to solidify online learning and gauge knowledge retention actively. It's a dynamic setting where focused conversations deepen understanding and spotlight immediate applications of Lean and Six Sigma tools.
With these strategies at your disposal, your journey towards effective training deployment in your organization is poised for success. No matter your chosen route, you’re embarking on a path with a promising start. The end goal? Empowered teams, refined skills, and a culture of continuous improvement.