No, they are two different things. A Huddle Meeting is usually conducted with a group of people reporting to one supervisor or manager. Huddles are organized by functional reporting relationships to discuss yesterday’s teams’ productivity, goals and/or possible improvement opportunities. Gemba Walks can involve cross-functional groups or people, and the goal is to understand the current state of the process.

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