Encore The Power of the I: Visuality Liberates the Human Will (2)

May 11, 2021
Hosted by Gwendolyn D. Galsworth, Ph.D.

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Episode Description

Does it surprise you to learn that operator-led visuality is not a team-based methodology? Not at first. At first, it strengthens the individual—both in skill and identity. Listen as visual expert, Gwendolyn Galsworth, explains how, when visuality liberates information, it also liberates the human will. This is an outcome that is unique to the visual workplace. It is, also, an indispensable requirement for letting the workplace speak—through people. You can never gain and hold on to the 15%-30% increase in productivity that Galsworth promises—and delivers—if you don’t make room for that part of your employees they leave in their cars, with the window slightly cracked, so it will be there when they clock out at the end of their shift: their will. Visuality invites that part to join in: to participate, express, contribute, and invent visual solutions—many never been seen on the planet before. Does this happen overnight? Rarely, but in operator-led visuality, it does happen. Guaranteed.

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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.

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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