Over the past years we have been working on our organisational excellence framework. As a result, we have established a culture around our Vision & Mission (why), Strategy & Tactic (what) and Operations (how). One aspect, however, that has remained elusive is the gemba walk. ‘Gemba walk’ is a Japanese term used by Toyota to describe a walk through the workplace. The intent is to observe the processes and people while the actual work is being performed. This is opposed to sitting in a meeting room and discussing what everyone thinks might happen at the workplace.
This month I’d like to share some good news from the Hempel family, whose daughters suffer from a severe genetic cholesterol condition called Niemann-Pick Type C. It causes cholesterol to build up in cells to toxic levels and is often referred to as childhood Alzheimer’s.
There are questions we are asking ourselves as a company: Why? How? What? and while the order in which we ask them may change, it is about converting our ideas into solutions to gain a competitive edge. Let’s look at what ‘Simon says’: Start with why…
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