Visual Thinking & The Visual-Lean® Institute
Dr. Galsworth’s Definition of a Visual Workplace
A work environment that is selfordering, self-explaining, and selfregulating…
…where what is supposed to happen does happen, on time, every time, day or night, because of visual devices.
Visual Thinking & The Visual-Lean® Institute is a training, consulting, and research firm, specializing in the technologies of the visual workplace.
Developed by Dr. Galsworth across three decades of client implementations, these technologies or pathways are the methods that can transform your company into a visual enterprise—a workplace that speaks.
VTI’s team of trainers and affiliates deliver and support these methods at companies all over the world.
Our vision at Visual Thinking Inc. is to help enough companies develop a workforce of visual thinkers and achieve a fullyfunctioning visual workplace so there is a visual showcase within 100 miles of driving distance from you.
In this way, organizations everywhere will be able to see visual thinking in action and so better understand what a visual workplace is, how it functions—and why it is an indispensable part of every company’s journey to operational excellence.
Dr. Galsworth’s visual methodologies and designs are at the heart of our products and services. Her array of principles and practices is why we are in business and how we can deliver financial and cultural outcomes that are exceptional.
We have defined the field of workplace visuality. We set the standard for the industry.
Established in 2005 as VTI’s teaching arm, the Visual-Lean® Institute trains and certifies in-house trainers and external consultants in any (and all) of our nine core visual workplace tracks or methodologies. When they graduate, they are ready to begin to train teams in their own companies—or for their own clients, with the added knowledge of how to coach and support effective cultural and bottom-line outcomes.
Established in 2005 as VTI’s teaching arm, the Visual-Lean® Institute trains and certifies in-house trainers and external consultants in any (and all) of our nine core visual workplace tracks or methodologies.
When they graduate, they are ready to begin to train teams in their own companies—or for their own clients, with the added knowledge of how to coach and support effective cultural and bottom-line outcomes.
The Institute’s nine visual workplace tracks are:
- Visual Workplace – Visual Thinking & The Visual Site Assessment
- Work That Makes Sense: Operator-led Visuality
- The Visual Machine®: Let the Machine Speak & Machine Lubrication/Visual & Effective
- The Visual-Lean® Office: Visual Excellence in Your Office
- Management by Sight: Visual Displays & Visual Scheduling Boards
- Visual Problem Solving: The ScoreBoard Method
- Visual Management: Metrics That Monitor/Metrics That Drive
- Visual Leadership: Principles & Practices (Operations Template, X-Type Matrix & Your Operations Roadmap)
- Perfect Quality Through Mistake-Proofing
All of the Institute’s train-the-trainer courses are taught LIVE, onsite or at a host company, by our instructors—or, as her schedule permits, by Dr. Galsworth. Many of our methods are also available as online training systems.