Jul 7, 2014 | Posted by Ben Thompson
No one ever said the kaizen process was a quick solution. It is an accurate and continuous process that finds the roots of problems through observation analysis and implementation. Over the past weeks I have been faced with the challenges of working in a production environment on a daily basis.
Balancing my commitment of time between production and kaizen trails themselves has proven to be a challenge but it has been a most rewarding experience. I find more and more that my shop floor walk yield great results and with each incremental change I see more engagement from team members because they directly see the results of our work together. But I have also found that I have to be choosy at which problems to engage and how and when I can do so.
Utilizing my coaching from Steve Oke and collaborating with him is teaching me how to prioritize and focus on those priorities to achieve great results. It is all to easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of many projects and slow the completion of the crucial tasks at hand. This support and transfer of time management skills is helping me to,