The Visual Workplace: Let the Workplace Speak

What is a visual workplace? Why is it important? And how does it produce remarkable bottom-line and cultural results on your journey to operational excellence?

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Listen as Gwendolyn Galsworth—visual workplace expert, practitioner, and author of seven books—answers these questions and explains why workplace visuality is the glue that holds all other improvement methods together. Learn how visuality strengthens lean yet remains its own distinct strategy. Understand the difference between visual devices that tell and those that imbed behavior. Hear how visuality creates cultural alignment by liberating information and, in the process, liberates the human will. Whether you work in a factory, bank, hospital, military depot or open-pit mine, tune in and build your knowledge and know-how of visual workplace technologies and the principles and practices that drive them. Join Gwendolyn on the first show in her new series with Voice America/Business and learn how to let the workplace speak.

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First Building Block of Visual Thinking: i-Driven

What is Visual Thinking? The ability of a person to recognize motion and the information deficits that cause it—and then to eliminate both through solutions that are visual.

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The result is a new companywide competency: people who know how to think visually—a workforce of visual thinkers. These thinkers see workplace problems in a new way and solve them using a set of principles called the Eight Building Blocks of Visual Thinking. Listen as host Gwendolyn Galsworth, visual system expert and award-winning author, introduces the first of these building blocks: i-driven. Listen as she explains how answering two i-Driven questions build visuality into the workplace. Join us and learn what those two questions are and how they engage all employees in creating visual devices. From operator to CEO, manager to planner, supervisor to engineer, this is the dynamic that makes visuality rich, relevant, robust, and sustainable—the key to an aligned and empowered work force. Let the workplace speak.

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Visual Thinkers Wanted: Building Blocks 2-5

How do you create a workforce of visual thinkers? What is the invisible enemy that visual thinking targets for destruction? How do you uncover the visible footprint this enemy leaves in its wake—the only means at your disposal for tracking down this profit-eating foe? Listen as your host and visual workplace expert, Gwendolyn Galsworth, continues her overview of the eight building blocks of visual thinking.

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In her last episode, she presented the first building block: i-Driven. In this show she describes the next four: standards, six core questions, information deficits, and motion. As she does, Dr. Galsworth walks you through the logic of this new paradigm of thinking that forms the foundation of a fully-functioning, sustainable performance environment—and a spirited and engaged workforce. Whether yours is a factory, bank, hospital, office, military depot or open-pit mine, tune in and learn how to think visually and help others do the same! Let the workplace speak!

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Building Blocks 5, 6 and 7: Paulette Re-defines Her Value Field

Why do we say that visuality is a new system of thinking? What’s new about it? The answer is found in the eight elements that Gwendolyn Galsworth, your host and visual workplace expert, calls the “Building Blocks of Visual Thinking.”

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In the last two episodes of Visual Workplace Radio, you learned about the first five of those: I-driven, Standards, Six Core Questions, Information Deficits, and Motion. This week Dr. Galsworth shares the final three: the definition of Work, the Value Field, and Motion Metrics. Listen as she explains the telling difference between primary and secondary value fields and why you can be sure you are in motion whenever you are not in your primary one. Learn how and why your understanding of your true value field evolves overtime as you begin to better recognize the true nature of work. Hear how 17 colleagues in a semi-conductor company outside Boston simultaneously experienced this as they watched Paulette Benedictus do her work. Tune in/learn more.

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