Gemba is a Japanese term that translates to the “real place” or where the work takes place. “Going to Gemba” is a philosophy that instructs management to spend time where real work occurs in order to build profound knowledge of the process.

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Tracy O'Rourke

Tracy is a Managing Partner & Executive Advisor at For almost 20 years, she's helped leading organizations like Washington State, Cisco and GE build problem-solving muscles with Lean Six Sigma to achieve their goals.