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#18 Work that makes sense with Gwendolyn Galsworth.

Enterprise Excellence Podcast with Brad Jeavons

IntroductionWelcome to Episode 18 of the Enterprise Excellence Podcast. I am so looking to my conversation today.  The purpose of the Enterprise Excellence Podcast is sharing knowledge and insights to create a better future. No one exudes this more than Gwendolyn Galsworth. Her life and career has been amazing. She has worked with many of the leaders in Enterprise Excellence, written many award winning books on visual workplace and dedicated herself to helping others improve and grow. Let’s get into the episode. SummaryGwendolyn created a methodology where operators felt safe, in control, and were not fighting with their environment or others. A visual thinking system that is driven by the operator. Operators would be powerful, would possess a tool to dig in and measure performance.  Information in the environment is physical and visible. Can I flow in my work? What do I need to know that I don't know right now in order to do my work? Teach operators how to think.Gwendolyn believes that work offers the perfect environment to find your power, refine it and then share it with others. This develops unity, and a culture where every person becomes an informal leader. Gwendolyn would love to work with a group of companies to create a virtual consortium and begin a conversation about making sense of work. Reach out to us if you are keen to participate in this forum. Or if you would like to hear from Gwendolyn again - we sure would! What would you like her to talk about? LinksWebsite: visualworkplace.com  (Company Website)LinkedIn Profile: linkedin.com/in/gwendolyngalsworthEmail: gwendolyn@visualworkplace.comQuotes10:18min Well the connection is that it has to do with a stratum of who we are on the inside and what we express when we're given an opportunity to flow.20:14min Flow is so natural. What would it be like if a company set as its goal, "We're going to create flow”? Not just in our product scheduling or processes, but flow is actually a higher outcome for us culturally.28:55min it was Ono who said "People don't come to Toyota to work. They come to think".29:17min and that's why I called the process in work that makes sense and every aspect of my work, visual thinking. Because if we implement a system of thinking, we've already built in our legacy, our sustainability and we've changed the lives of ourselves and the people who have learned to think.Key Takeaways The key takeaways for me from this episode are:1. Firstly the benefit of developing a strong sense of self connection to your "I". Knowing who you are, what your natural tendencies are, connecting with your power, but going deeper than that. How do you express yourself when you are in a state of flow? How can you help yourself experience that sense of flow? 2. Secondly the importance of developing your thinking skills. Thinking brings belief in your abilities, a reliance upon yourself,  develops confidence and being able to make the most of situations that are presented. Thinkers learn from their experience, and will often improve upon their interactions.3. Finally focusing on helping others to learn and think.  This will foster nurturing and supportive relationships, communication and culture. You will help others to become independent, know their power and how to refine it. Thank you Gwendolyn for such a holistic, enjoyable and genuine conversation. I look forward to getting you back on the show again in the future. Bye for now.  

1hr 5mins

18 Jan 2021

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Gwendolyn Galsworth, "Work That Makes Sense"

Lean Blog Interviews

Episode #108 is a discussion with Dr. Gwendolyn Galsworth, recorded in person at the 2010 Shingo Prize Conference in Salt Lake City. Gwendolyn was previously a guest on episodes #26, 45, and 49. Here, we chat about lean and the "respect for people" principle, following up my talk with Dr. Stephen Covey (episode # 91) and we also touch briefly on her new book "Work That Makes Sense." You can find Gwendolyn's website at www.visualworkplaceinc.com. To point others to this, use the simple URL: www.leanblog.org/108. For earlier episodes, visit the main Podcast page at www.leanpodcast.org, which includes information on how to subscribe via RSS or via Apple iTunes. If you have feedback on the podcast, or any questions for me or my guests, you can email me at leanpodcast@gmail.com or you can call and leave a voicemail by calling the "Lean Line" at (817) 776-LEAN (817-776-5326) or contact me via Skype id "mgraban". Please give your location and your first name. Any comments (email or voicemail) might be used in follow ups to the podcast.

22mins

6 Jan 2011

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Gwendolyn Galsworth, More on Visual Displays and Management

Lean Blog Interviews

Episode #49 is another conversation with Dr. Gwendolyn Galsworth, who you might remember from Episode #26 last year and Episode #45, which was the first part of this conversation. In this episode, we talk about "Visual Displays," a topic from her Shingo Prize-winning book Visual Workplace, Visual Thinking: Creating Enterprise Excellence Through the Technologies of the Visual Workplace. Gwendolyn established Quality Methods International (QMI) in 1991 as a consulting, training and research firm, specializing in the Visual Workplace. If you have feedback on the podcast, or any questions for me or my guests, you can email me at leanpodcast@gmail.com or you can call and leave a voicemail via Skype id "mgraban". Please give your location and your first name. Any comments (email or voicemail) might be used in follow ups to the podcast.

21mins

27 Jul 2008

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Gwendolyn Galsworth, “Visual Displays”

Lean Blog Interviews

Episode #45 is another conversation with Dr. Gwendolyn Galsworth, who you might remember from Episode #26 last year. In this episode, we talk about “Visual Displays,” a topic from her Shingo Award-winning book Visual Workplace, Visual Thinking: Creating Enterprise Excellence Through the Technologies of the Visual Workplace. Gwendolyn established Quality Methods International (QMI) in 1991 as a consulting, training and research firm, specializing in the Visual Workplace.

22mins

3 Jun 2008

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Dr. Gwendolyn Galsworth, Visuality

Lean Blog Interviews

Episode #26 of the LeanBlog Podcast brings us Dr. Gwendolyn Galsworth, of the Visual Lean Institute. She is the author, most recently of the book Visual Workplace, Visual Thinking: Creating Enterprise Excellence Through the Technologies of the Visual Workplace. Ironically enough, we wil be using this audio-only format to discuss visual methods in the workplace and how that ties into Lean and the Toyota Production System. Her book has hundreds of color photos and illustrations of effective visual methods, so if you find this discussion helpful, I hope will follow up with the book. The book is a very inventive and unique approach to visual management and helping people work more effectively. One small thing I really appreciate is how her case studies and examples from factories always have a photo of one of the value-adding associates who was involved in the work. If you have feedback on the podcast, or any questions for me or my guests, you can email me at leanpodcast@gmail.com or you can call and leave a voicemail by calling the "Lean Line" at (817) 776-LEAN (817-776-5326) or contact me via Skype id "mgraban". Please give your location and your first name. Any comments (email or voicemail) might be used in follow ups to the podcast. Visit www.leanpodcast.org for the LeanBlog Podcast page with all previous episodes or visit our blog site at www.leanblog.org.

32mins

2 Jun 2007