During this free 1-hour webinar you’ll learn how leaders can support Lean to help ensure process improvement efforts are successful.
Webinar Recording: How Leaders Can Support Lean Using Leader Standard Work
Webinar Presentation: How Leaders Can Support Lean Using Leader Standard Work
Date & Time
- Date: Thursday, April 21, 2016
- Time: 11 am – 12 pm PST
- What Leader Standard Work is
- Why everyone benefits from using Leader Standard Work
- How key components of Leader Standard Work function (including Huddles, Leader Process Walks & Visual Boards)
Tracy O’Rourke, Managing Partner & Executive Advisor
Tracy is a Managing Partner & Executive Advisor at GoLeanSixSigma.com. 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.
Q&As From the Webinar
- I’m not sure what kind of leadership this is but recently, new leadership came in and said “I want all this stuff automated.” We got one of the items automated but now we have no support for the process. Victory has been claimed and I’m being asked to report on the success but do not feel comfortable with the numbers. My management will not let me stress my concerns. What do I do?
- As a Lean instructor that has no managerial clout within the company, how do you implement upward into the organization? Especially with officers and upper management?
- Is a Huddle Meeting similar to a Gemba Walk?
- In a culture where the upper management is disconnected from the huddles, is a daily meeting really beneficial if the activity is not high enough to justify it?
- Can you give an example of non-standard inventory in the service industry?
- How do you do a Gemba Walk in transactional spaces?
- Does the leader process walk have to be performed daily?
- How do these tools work in government?
- How do you do Gemba in an office environment when your work is “hidden” in the computer?
- In a call center set-up, how can Task Boards be implemented given all the data security measures in place?
- Do you think that huddles will be efficient if conducted weekly?
- Should Senior Management be using these tools with their middle management team, or not necessary?
- What is A3 problem solving?
- What are your recommendations for creating a path to implementing Lean Six Sigma in an organization?
- Is the Task Board for the leader only or can you use it for the entire department?
- As a current Green Belt student, I am finding that my peers that have experience in the area tend to take shortcuts. How do I prevent this?
- What’s the biggest obstacle that leaders run into that keeps them from implementing Leadership Standard Work?
- What can be done when the management preaches Lean but they don’t follow any of the principals? I have my Green Belt and am passionate about process improvement. The mangement tells me to “go ahead and do it” but they want me to do everything and will not back me or allow resources for any process improvement.
- In your experience, what is the best technique you have used to get buy in for these tools from sceptical leaders and stakeholders in the business?
- Is there a way/tool to do virtual Task Boards because our team is mostly remote?
- In a Huddle Meeting it is recommended to take minutes and send them by email or is useless?
Tools Referenced in the Webinar
- Introduction to Lean
- How to Select the Right Improvement Project
- Challenge the Process by Asking “Why?”
- How to Manage Change With Negative Nancy