Special Encore Presentation: Smart Borders: Dimensions of Meaning
August 28, 2014
Hosted by Gwendolyn D. Galsworth, Ph.D.
The problem with using the term “line” interchangeably with “border” is that a line is a geometric coordinate. It does not have a performance function. But a border not only tangibly contributes to the nature and performance of work, it also functions dynamically as an operational partner in how, when, and where work gets done. The more we understand this, the more we recognize how borders can help us create work that makes sense. On this week’s show, Gwendolyn Galsworth (your host, author, and visual expert) discusses ways you can add dimensions of meaning to your borders so they can extend, control, and reveal the work itself. When we get very clever with borders, we can even make them imbed time into the process. Yes, borders change our understanding of the flow and changes in work content. As a result, our visual intelligence grows. And as we get smarter, our borders get smarter as well. Tune in and learn more. Amp up your 5S/Border approach! Another great Summer ENCORE.
The Visual Workplace: Work That Makes Sense
Thursday at 10 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Business Channel
You’ve heard of the visual workplace. But do you really know what that means? And do you know the crucial role it plays in operational excellence? The Visual Workplace: Work That Makes Sense offers the best in practical tools, methods, and strategies for improvement leaders who want to apply workplace visuality and harness its remarkable cultural and bottom line contribution. Visuality: you can’t get to excellence without it. Each week, award-winning author and foremost visual workplace expert, Dr. Gwendolyn Galsworth, targets new learning and applications through a range of formats—case studies, interviews with business leaders and topic experts, and interaction through listener call-ins and QandA. Whether yours is a factory, hospital, military depot, bank, office or dry cleaners—get informed, get inspired, get visual. Listen to The Visual Workplace: Work That Makes Sense, airing live every Thursday at 10 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.
Gwendolyn D. Galsworth, Ph.D.
Across 30 years of hands-on implementations, Gwendolyn Galsworth, Ph.D. has nearly single-handedly created the models, concepts, and methods of workplace visuality that define visual’s distinct and powerful contribution to enterprise excellence—and to sustainable cultural and bottom line results. Dr. Galsworth is president and founder of Quality Methods International (QMI), a training, research, and consulting firm—and the QMI/Visual-Lean® Institute, where you can get trained in nine core visual workplace courses. A Shingo Prize Examiner, Gwendolyn is the author of many DVDs and books, including Visual Workplace/Visual Thinking and Work That Makes Sense, both winners of the coveted Shingo Research Prize. Her on-demand webinars and off-the-shelf training packages are rich in content and insight, each containing scores of actual visual solutions. (For more information or to make a purchase, visit www.visualworkplace.com.) Most importantly, she has honed and tested her work in companies around the world—factories, banks, hospitals, military depots, and offices—including Lockheed-Martin, Pratt/Whitney, Royal Nooteboom Trailers/Holland, Trailmobile/Canada, Bank of America, Midwest Cancer Centers, Rolls-Royce/UK, Crompton Greaves/India, Sears, United Electric Controls, and Wilson Transformer/Australia. When not on-site with clients, delivering keynotes or teaching at the Institute, Gwendolyn can be found hiking—or working on her next book.