The Visual Workplace: Work That Makes Sense
If Hope Is Not A Strategy, What Is?10/23/14
How do you turn your “house” from a pretty poster on the boardroom wall—into a real-time improvement driver? In her on-going series on Visual Leadership/The Executive Function
Building Your House: The Top Three Floors (OSIT)
How do you turn a time-worn idea in an enterprise driver? How do you make what is as obvious as wallpaper striking and relevant—so you not only see it with fresh
A House Worth Building: Your Improvement Horizon
How do you define “leadership”? Do you use the time-honored words of Vance Packard, marketing guru of the 1960s: “Leadership appears to be the art of getting
The New Visual Executive Leader: Getting Started
Where did our new ideas about leaders come from? What triggered the change so many leaders now seek? Should Japan really get all the credit? In today’s show, your host and visual expert, Gwendolyn Galsworth, responds—and also provides an overview of...
Visual Leader of Improvement: The Seven Executive Elements
Is this the choice? Charismatic executive leader—born to the role and with an insatiable appetite for improvement versus some competent decision-maker who has to (and wants to) learn how to do that? It’s the wrong question. The truth is the profile of...
The Heart of the Leader and Visuality
CEOs and plant managers are right to question their status as ranking site executives. Though they may want to lead their companies to victory, they often spend most of their time merely managing and maintaining. They are right to ask: What do...
Visual Leadership/Executive Launch: SEIs Maturity Levels
What is an effective organization? And what is the role of leadership in making it so? This week, your host and visual expert, Gwendolyn Galsworth, resumes her series on visual leadership,
Special Encore Presentation: Smart Borders: Dimensions of Meaning
The problem with using the term “line” interchangeably with “border” is that a line is a geometric coordinate. It does not have a performance function. But a border not only tangibly contributes to the nature and performance of work, it also functions...
Special Encore Presentation of The Logic of Borders: The Power and 12...
Until a company understands the logic and power of borders, borders are merely treated as so many lines—useful for neatness and order but not much more. Few people will expect performance to improve because of them, let alone positively impact KPIs....
Borders: Work Horses of Operator led Visuality ENCORE
Borders are the work horses of operator-led visuality—but rarely used to their full potential. This week, your host and visual expert, Gwendolyn Galsworth reminds us of to first position and connect workplace items in terms of their functions. In this...
We Are Visual Beings
We are visual beings and therefore we live in a visual world—and not the other way around. The world did not teach us how to communicate visually—or why. We taught it. We are sensory beings, equipped and eager to send—and receive—messages. That is why...
Special Encore Presentation: Supervisors & Your Visual Workplace...
How do supervisors contribute to a successful visual workplace conversion? This week, your host and visual expert, Gwendolyn Galsworth, continues her series on “Becoming a Brilliant Visual Workplace Trainer”—this time focusing on the crucial role your...
China: How Does Visuality Fit In?
What does employee involvement mean in a booming economy? Why should a company go visual when it is already selling everything it can produce? How can growing market demand make the most compelling case for a visual workplace, more compelling than the...
Visual China: Oh My Gosh!
China! What is the link between its 1.35 billion people and visuality? Does that carry over into factories? Where does visuality fit in with China growing economy? These questions and more are on the mind of your show host and visual expert, Gwendolyn...
Standards and The Lewis & Clark Expedition
When does standardization fail? Is its real purpose a uniform and static outcome? Or is there a more dynamic result? In this week’s show, Gwendolyn Galsworth (visual expert and your host) shares her view that standardization provides us with a...
Question Everything: BORG Quality + Empowerment + Standardization...
Why do the Sami people in the Arctic have 180 words for snow and nearly 1000 for reindeer? Because words matter. Words are different because different meanings are needed. In much the same way, it is important to question why we have so many different...
Special Encore Presentation: Five Factors That Stops Us
Why is getting improvement going so tricky? Why do companies so often bail in the early stages—long before they have had time to fail? Why is it that the start stops us? Building on last week’s show when we learned the difference between the HOW of...
It’s The Start That Stops Us-1 (ENCORE)
It is a well-recognized fact that understanding WHAT to do is only half the battle in operational improvement. The other half is HOW—and then doing it. Knowledge + Know-how. In this week’s show, Gwendolyn Galsworth, your host and visual expert, shares...
Visual Problem Solving-2: A People-Grabbing Focus (ENCORE)
Visual Metrics play a mighty role in effective problem solving because they illuminate cause, show us how the problem behaves, and drive us down the causal chain. They are the vector force of the process: thrust plus direction. But metrics alone do...
Visual Problem Solving: Creating New SOPs (ENCORE)
How is it that Sheldlah choose to pursue problem solving (“PS”) with such strength that, in 1987, it adopted this definition: “A problem is any thing that inconveniences anyone downstream?” All problem solving is fundamentally about creating new...
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