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Engaging People Through Gemba Walks

Continuous improvement can have a life-changing impact on your team, from entry level employees all the way up to senior leadership. Listen as author and consultant Michael Bremer wraps up the gemba walk workshop at Freetech with a moving anecdote.

  • 0:05 - The insights the team gained
  • 2:03 - The impact continuous improvement can have
  • 6:58 - Why truth is often somewhere in the middle
  • 8:04 - The power of employee engagement

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  1. Introduction to Michael Bremer 02:13
  2. What Is the Primary Responsibility of a Leader? 09:10
  3. Why Do a Gemba Walk? 16:34
  4. Key Steps for Gemba Walks 05:41
  5. The Purposes of a Gemba Walk 03:07
  6. Different Gemba Walk, Different Purpose 06:59
  7. Preparing for a Gemba Walk 02:13
  8. Preparing for the Gemba Walk at Freetech Plastics 18:12
  9. The Keys to Doing Successful Gemba Walks 21:34
  10. Exercise - Asking Questions During a Gemba Walk 14:20
  11. Freetech Gemba Walk #1 - Visual Performance Board (On-Time Delivery) 15:49
  12. Freetech Gemba Walk #2 - Vacuum Form 09:34
  13. Reflection on Freetech Gemba Walk #2 05:50
  14. Freetech Gemba Walk #3 - Shipping 11:29
  15. Reflections on Freetech Gemba Walk #3 13:30
  16. Freetech Gemba Walk #4 - CNC Machine 14:29
  17. Debriefing After a Gemba Walk 04:46
  18. Reflecting on the Gemba Walk Process 12:02
  19. Reflecting on Gemba Walks in the Office 09:16
  20. The Differences Between Value Stream Walks and Improvement Walks 08:46
  21. Asking Effective Questions During Gemba Walks 07:27
  22. Engaging People Through Gemba Walks 10:27