Melting Cakes, Studies in Light, and the Final 8
December 8, 2016
Hosted by Gwendolyn D. Galsworth, Ph.D.
Imagine this: a beautifully-baked cake left in the rain—dissolving into nothing. That’s how it can feel when your improvement initiative hits the skids. You launch. You follow the rules. You gain momentum and start getting results. Then—bamm!—you hit a roadblock and things grind to a halt. This week, your host and visual expert, Gwendolyn Galsworth, continues her march through the 25 leadership tasks she developed to prepare, launch, anchor, and support a visual conversion. She’s down to the final eight. But where, you ask, did these come from? They came from her lifelong study of implementations, looked at from many angles and in different light. As an improvement practitioner, you can do this too—the way French painter, Claude Monet, did when he visited the Cathedral at Rouen and responded with his 30 studies in light. It was the same structure but he learned to see it differently. Let that be you. As you implement, probe, adapt, and add—some or all of the 25. Tune in/Learn more.
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.