ENCORE Borders: The Pattern of Work-The Power of Mind (2)

September 29, 2020
Hosted by Gwendolyn D. Galsworth, Ph.D.

[Download MP3] [itunes] [Bookmark Episode]

Episode Description

What happens when your so-called "5S" lines find a new life and purpose as borders? What difference does that make—and why is it important? Tune in this week as Gwendolyn Galsworth shares how borders produce excellence, ownership, and commitment on your operational floor. That HOW is directly linked to the brain’s relentless effort to find and interpret visual data. This pattern-seeking mechanism of the brain is both built in—and as involuntary and insistent as our heartbeat. Listen as Dr. Galsworth tells the story of her own discovery of this remarkable function of the mind when an operator team implemented a set of borders that transformed the behavior of forklifts drivers—to everyone’s happy surprise. Hear about the unbreakable connection between the pattern seeking capacity of the brain and the built-in capability of the human mind for continuous improvement. Borders have an incredible power to transform even as they create a sense of safety and alignment. Let the workplace speak

Visual Workplace Radio: Let the Workplace Speak

Visual Workplace Radio: Let the Workplace Speak

Tuesday at 10 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Business Channel

Visual Workplace Radio: Let the Workplace Speak 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.

Whether yours is a factory, hospital, military depot, bank, office or dry cleaners, get informed, get inspired, get visual. Visual Workplace Radio: Let the Workplace Speak airs live every Tuesday at 10 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.

  • Snag
  • ecard
  • Bookmark and Share
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.

  • Snag
  • ecard
  • Bookmark and Share

Episode Directory

November 2020

October 2020

September 2020

  • 9/29/2020: ENCORE Borders: The Pattern of Work-The Power of Mind (2) Listen Now
  • 9/22/2020: ENCORE Borders: Unique & Indispensable to Your OpEx Journey (1) Listen Now
  • 9/15/2020: Empowerment’s Power Inversion (part 3) Listen Now
  • 9/8/2020: The Hidden Geometry of Empowerment (part 2) Listen Now
  • 9/1/2020: Supervisors: Keep a Low Profile (part 1) Listen Now


This site is protected by Trustwave's Trusted Commerce program