By Jon Miller | Post Date: April 16, 2007 11:25 AM | Comments: 6
I need some parenting help. As the A3 report below will show, our young kids are slow at picking up their toys. The older one is old enough to slow down on purpose and play games with us, and the younger one is young enough or has the personality to be oblivious to most scolding.
Either way, yelling at kids is getting old. Here is the A3 titled Pick Up Your Toys! Details of A3 are below the image.
Situation: What is the problem?
The target condition is no shouting about toys.
Problem: Older kid says she is too tired or it is too hard to clean all of the toys by herself.
Countermeasures: How to fix?
Verification: How will you check?
Adjustment: What further action is needed?
I created this A3 report while on the road and away from the gemba (kids' play room). I readily admit that my grasp of the current condition is not as strong as it could be. Is the target condition "no shouting" or "toys picked up quickly"? What is a reasonable time for the kids to clean the toys to prevent shouting?
I have not yet done nemawashi with all of the players in my house to develop ownership of one common problem. I am doing early-stage nemawashi with any of you parents out there who might have good tips on how to reduce the shouting at kids because of toys not getting picked up quickly enough.
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