Encore: S1: What the Big Deal Anyway? Charleys Table-1

August 13, 2019
Hosted by Gwendolyn D. Galsworth, Ph.D.

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What is the big deal in S1 anyway? What is hard about getting rid of junk? Why do so many companies fail at S1? Why are so many value-add associates disappointed—just plain mad? Where and why does this well-intentioned company initiative go off the rails? Listen as Gwendolyn Galsworth, your host and leading visual workplace expert, answers these questions and more. Learn the three premises for S1 success. Hear about the real meaning of S1 and why so much is at stake when so-called junk is removed in the name of 5S—and the territorial imperative kicks in. Understand why S1 is the stepping stone to an empowered work culture and to a new kind of improvement leadership. Hear how most companies, in their rush to clear out the clutter, miss golden opportunities to use S1 to re-frame, re-align, and re-invent the work culture. A case in point: Charley’s story and what happened to him and his table in the name of neat and clean. Tune in/Learn more. Let the workplace speak.

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Gwendolyn D. Galsworth, Ph.D.

Gwendolyn D. Galsworth, Ph.D.

Gwendolyn D. Galsworth, PhD, is president and founder of Visual Thinking Inc. and The Visual-Lean Institute(r), a training, consulting, and research firm in visual workplace technologies. Over a period of 30 years, Dr. Galsworth has codified the field of visuality into a single coherent framework of thinking and application called the 10-Doorway Model.

In 2005, Dr. Galsworth established the Visual-Lean(r) Institute where in-house and external trainers are licensed in nine core visual workplace courses.

Four of her nine courses are now available as on-line training systems (English/Spanish), with more to come. Galsworth is author of seven books, including two Shingo Prize winners: Visual Workplace/Visual Thinking and Work That Makes Sense, available from her website and Amazon.

Dr. Galsworth began in the 1980s as the head of training/development at Productivity Inc. She worked closely with Dr. Ryuji Fukuda to adapt the CEDAC(r) method for western companies, and with Dr. Shigeo Shingo to develop, among many things, poka-yoke for the West. She was principal developer of Visual Factory, TEIAN (operator-led suggestion systems), and the X-Type Matrix.

A Fellow on the Shingo Institute Faculty and former Baldrige and Shingo Examiners, Galsworth has led study missions to some of the world’s finest companies, including in Japan. Dr. Galsworth lives in New England where she happily works, hikes, and writes.

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Episode Directory

August 2019

  • 8/27/2019: Encore: The Visual-Lean Alliance: Two Wings of a Bird Listen Now
  • 8/20/2019: Encore: Doorway 1: The First S is for Spirit Charleys Table-2 Listen Now
  • 8/13/2019: Encore: S1: What the Big Deal Anyway? Charleys Table-1 Listen Now
  • 8/6/2019: Encore: Let the Workplace Speak Listen Now

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