The Visual Workplace: Work That Makes Sense
MWV's Kendall Henry: When Executives Become Leaders...04/16/15
For his first 16 years with global packaging giant, MeadWestvaco ($5 billion sales/125 sites/ 16,000 employees/30 countries)
Take the Muzzle Off: Let the Workplace Speak
What happens when the workplace speaks? What happens when formerly voiceless work stations, equipment, tools, machines, and material communicate
Your Operations Roadmap: Leadership Step Down
Q: Given the array of powerful visual tools that help executives learn to lead more effectively, what tool can we use to share a sense
19 Minutes: Cadence as Outcome
Why is a Visual War Room important? What’s its purpose? Why not rely on a rich array of data-sharing LCD monitors?
The Visual War Room: A Place and a Time to Drive
What does driving look like when you are a visual leader? It looks like a Visual War Room—a space that is intensely focused
The X-Type Matrix: Using It to Lead
Now that you constructed your X-Type Matrix, how are you going to use it to carve out an improvement pathway—to help you lead? Because that is the proposition: The principles, tools, and practices of visual leadership shift us away from mere managing...
Special Encore Presentation: A House Worth Building: Your...
How do you define “leadership”? Do you use the time-honored words of Vance Packard, marketing guru of the 1960s
Special Encore Presentation: The Heart of the Leader and...
CEOs and plant managers are right to question their status as ranking site executives. Though they may want to lead their companies
The X-Type Matrix: Format as Visual Logic
Why is the X-Type Matrix either thrilling to those just discovering it—or a worst nightmare for those who have used it
Still Point Improvement (& The X-Type Matrix begins)
Why is the notion of still point important to executives—visual leaders of strategic improvement? And what the heck does “still point” mean anyway?
The Strange Attractor vs. Flavor-of-the-Month Improvement
Do your efforts to lead improvement ever seem random and erratic—producing results that are unpredictable or inconsistent?
Special Encore Presentation: Cultural Transformation, How...
Lean is capable of improving the operational profile of nearly every company—and fast! But we ask: When lean turn arounds are so rapid, can the culture be transformed as well?
Special Encore Presentation: Standards versus Visual...
Standards are the bedrock of all work, paving the way to repeatable, precise, and predictable outcomes.
Six Big Machine Lubrication Mistakes: Visual Helps!
How do we know we’ve lubricated the machine enough? How can visual devices help us be sure? Can visuality also help us avoid the wrong
Visual Machine/Visual Lubrication
Did you know: 70% to 80% of all machine failures are due to lubrication problems? Chief among the many reasons is
The Visual Machine-2: Layer Cake of Visual Information
Why bother to apply visual thinking to a machine if you’ve already decided which devices you will put on it? Just stick them in place and do the minimum.
The Visual Machine: Let the Machine Speak
Do you have unplanned machine downtime? Are quality problems related to machine and operator performance plaguing your planning?
Five Things You Should Know About Visuality
Do you mistakenly believe the visual workplace is merely a series of point solutions—helpful, even clever—but not much more?
Visual Leadership: Tactics & Tools That Drive
What’s missing from the Toyota Temple and its many clones? Why aren’t stairs, four pillars, and a roof enough?
World-Class Defined: How Much Waste Reduction is Enough?
Who would dare ask this question: How much waste reduction is enough? ‘Sounds like heresy, doesn’t it?
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