By Jon Miller | Post Date: March 5, 2007 11:08 AM | Comments: 13
That's 60 minutes from everyone in supervisory position and above, at least once every three weeks, forever. If that's too much to ask, save yourself two minutes and stop reading now.
There's something called "stand in the circle" and although it might be known by other names, it is said to have started with Taiichi Ohno telling managers "Draw a circle and stand in it!" in order to teach them to see waste.
You'll need a piece of paper with 30 or more lines on it. You'll need something to write with. You might need something to put the paper on and write against. This exercise starts with picking a spot in your gemba and standing in that one place for 30 minutes.
Find 30 things to improve in 30 minutes. Write them down.
Take the next 30 minutes and make at least one of the improvements you wrote down. The other improvements you can spend the next three weeks working on bit by bit, delegating to the appropriate people, or asking people "why" until you find the actionable root cause.
You've got 58 minutes left. Go stand in the circle.Comments are moderated to filter spam and inappropriate content. There may be a delay before your comment is published.