Author : John Shook
Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : Lean Enterprise Institute
ISBN : 9781934109205
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"The process by which a company identifies, frames, acts and reviews progress on problems, projects and proposals can be found in the structure of the A3 process ... follow the story of a manager ... and his report ... which will reveal how the A3 can be used as a management process to create a standard method for innovating, planning, problem-solving, and building structures for a broader and deeper form of thinking - a practical and repeatable approach to organizational learning"--Publisher's description.

Author : Durward K. Sobek II.
Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : CRC Press
ISBN : 9781439814055
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Winner of a 2009 Shingo Research and Professional Publication Prize. Notably flexible and brief, the A3 report has proven to be a key tool In Toyota’s successful move toward organizational efficiency, effectiveness, and improvement, especially within its engineering and R&D organizations. The power of the A3 report, however, derives not from the report itself, but rather from the development of the culture and mindset required for the implementation of the A3 system. In Understanding A3 Thinking, the authors first show that the A3 report is an effective tool when it is implemented in conjunction with a PDCA-based management philosophy. Toyota views A3 Reports as just one piece in their PDCA management approach. Second, the authors show that the process leading to the development and management of A3 reports is at least as important as the reports themselves, because of the deep learning and professional development that occurs in the process. And finally, the authors provide a number of examples as well as some very practical advice on how to write and review A3 reports.

Author : Patrick Whitaker
Genre : Active learning
Publisher : Burns & Oates
ISBN : UOM:39015032509716
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"The ability to facilitate learning is perhaps the teacher's most awesome task. How do teachers release the great potential of learners and organize teaching so as to satisfy both pupils' aspirations and societal requirements?" "Writing from years of experience - as a teacher, headteacher and local authority adviser - the author's main theme is that, as well as instruction and practice, learners need the skills and the opportunities to reflect deliberately on the process of learning itself. They need to know how the mind copes with information, about the techniques of memorizing and recalling data, the problems of forgetting and not quite understanding, the planning of complex tasks and the careful preparation and organization needed to get things done." "Drawing from significant writers and thinkers in the area, the author has written a book which is thought-provoking, absorbing and extremely practical."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Author : Sami Bahri
Genre : Dental offices
Publisher : Lean Enterprise Institute
ISBN : 9781934109243
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Author : Mike Rother
Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : Lean Enterprise Institute
ISBN : 9780966784305
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Value-stream maps are the blueprints for lean transformations and Learning to See is an easy-to-read, step-by-step instruction manual that teaches this valuable tool to anyone, regardless of his or her background. This groundbreaking workbook, which has introduced the value-stream mapping tool to thousands of people around the world, breaks down the important concepts of value-stream mapping into an easily grasped format. The workbook, a Shingo Research Prize recipient in 1999, is filled with actual maps, as well as engaging diagrams and illustrations. The value-stream map is a paper-and-pencil representation of every process in the material and information flow, along with key data. It differs significantly from tools such as process mapping or layout diagrams because it includes information flow as well as material flow. Value-stream mapping is an overarching tool that gives managers and executives a picture of the entire production process, both value and non value-creating activities. Rather than taking a haphazard approach to lean implementation, value-stream mapping establishes a direction for the company. To encourage you to become actively involved in the learning process, Learning to See contains a case study based on a fictional company, Acme Stamping. You begin by mapping the current state of the value stream, looking for all the sources of waste. After identifying the waste, you draw a map of a leaner future state and a value-stream plan to guide implementation and review progress regularly. Written by two experts with practical experience, Mike Rother and John Shook, the workbook makes complicated concepts simple. It teaches you the reasons for introducing a mapping program and how it fits into a lean conversion. With this easy-to-use product, a company gets the tool it needs to understand and use value-stream mapping so it can eliminate waste in production processes. Start your lean transformation or accelerate your existing effort with value-stream mapping. [Source : 4e de couv.].

Author : Alison Green
Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
ISBN : 9781118137611
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Why getting results should be every nonprofit manager's first priority A nonprofit manager's fundamental job is to get results, sustained over time, rather than boost morale or promote staff development. This is a shift from the tenor of many management books, particularly in the nonprofit world. Managing to Change the World is designed to teach new and experienced nonprofit managers the fundamental skills of effective management, including: managing specific tasks and broader responsibilities; setting clear goals and holding people accountable to them; creating a results-oriented culture; hiring, developing, and retaining a staff of superstars. Offers nonprofit managers a clear guide to the most effective management skills Shows how to address performance problems, dismiss staffers who fall short, and the right way to exercising authority Gives guidance for managing time wisely and offers suggestions for staying in sync with your boss and managing up This important resource contains 41 resources and downloadable tools that can be implemented immediately.

Author : Robert Martichenko
Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : Lean Enterprise Institute
ISBN : 9781934109342
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Every lean practitioner occasionally wishes for a simple, fun, and quick-read introduction to lean thinking to give acquaintances, associates, and family members -- even to our kids. If lean thinking often entails unlearning a plethora of bad habits, wouldn't it better if we learned better thinking -- and habits -- from the beginning? Everything I Know About Lean I Learned in First Grade is just that sort of book. It brings lean back to its original simplicity by showing how lean is alive in a first grade classroom. The book connects common lean tools to the broader lean journey, shows how to identify and eliminate waste, and aids the reader in seeing lean for what it truly is: a way to create a learning and problem- solving culture. Written to educate the entire organization on the fundamentals of lean thinking, this is the perfect source to engage all team members at all levels of an organization. Originally self-published in 2008, LEI is proud to re-issue this book and make it available to the broader lean community.

Author : Theresa Brosche
Genre : Education
Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN : 9780763776190
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Successful Online Learning: Managing the Online Learning Environment Efficiently and Effectively is a neccessary resource for students who are new to the online learning environment or for students who are already in the online learning environment and are seeking additional strategies or tips to help them manage the online environment more effectively. This handbook includes real-life scenarios, effective strategies, tips for success, and a checklist at the end of each chapter to assist students to function efficiently and effectively in the online learning environment.

Author : Geoffrey Squires
Genre : Education
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN : 9781134558353
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This book is about analysing, understanding and managing the way you learn. Whether you are working towards a formal qualification, are undertaking work-related training or are learning informally by yourself, Managing Your Learning will help you to assess and build on your strengths, and identify and improve your weaknesses. You can use this book by yourself or in an organised group or class. There are 25 sections, each containing: *a diagnostic questionnaire on a specific aspect of learning *key points to explore *suggestions for further action Each chapter has sections for you to make notes about your own situation, and there is advice on computers, presentations and other study skills. By the end of the book, you will have developed an individual learning profile and worked out a personal action plan.

Author : James R. Davis
Genre : Education
Publisher : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN : 9781609941598
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In today's knowledge-based society, where intellectual capital is an organization's most competitive asset, learning is serious business. Effective Training Strategies offers a comprehensive approach to creating a focused philosophy of learning, choosing the best approach to planning programs and activities, and developing appropriate systems for assessing results.Davis and Davis describe seven powerful training strategies. They provide a detailed description of each strategy-the well-researched learning theory behind it, illustrative examples of it in practice, its strengths and weaknesses, and side-by-side comparisons showing its appropriate uses-and demonstrate the strategy in action, showing how the facilitator can use it effectively to maximize learning.Based on well-researched theories of learning, this book is rich in examples from over 65 worldwide leaders-including Eastman Kodak, Motorola, SHARP, United Airlines, Norsk Hydro, ABB Atom, Boeing, TELEBRAS, and the U.S. Air Force.