How to make Gemba work in the best possible manner?

November 23, 2013 by  
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Gemba  (Photo credit: erokism)

How to make Gemba work in the best possible manner?

Gemba can be described as one of the most popular terms in the lean community. The word Gemba stands for ‘real place’ and a comprehensive method of approach is absolutely essential to make it work in the best possible manner. First of all, a business leader or manager should have a deep curiosity to know what is actually happening and there is no place for any imagination or assumption as far as Gemba is concerned. The focus will always be on what is actually going on. Read more

Kaizen Events

October 30, 2013 by  
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kaizen primer

kaizen primer (Photo credit: Inha Leex Hale)

Why do some companies show reluctance to implement kaizen events?

A huge number of business organizations have realized the amazing benefits involved with Kaizen. Still, some businesses show hesitation to utilize kaizen events because they think that such events take away a team of employees from their “actual jobs” for three to five days at a time. Certain companies decide to replace kaizen events with projects assigned to 1 or 2 individuals. This approach will not bring the desired results because it does not contain substantial participation and buy-in and, they will come to the conclusion that kaizen events cannot be implemented in their business organization. Read more

The 9 Core Competencies of Business for Active Duty, Veterans and Military Spouses

By Deanna Wharwood

Military Officer Wearing White Gloves

Today’s post is about the 9 Core Competencies of Business.  The 9 Core Competencies of Business is what we teach in our Essentials of Entrepreneurship Program for Veterans and Military Spouses at Capital Business Consulting and Coaching.  So, please allow me to introduce to you these concepts: Read more

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