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How to Do a Gemba Walk

Friday, March 2, 2018

By Bonita Matushewski, BJMA CEO and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

Near the beginning of any Lean project you always do a Gemba walk. Gemba is a Japanese word meaning the place of truth. A Gemba walk in Lean practice means walking to where the work gets done. (more…)

Going Deep in 2018

Thursday, January 25, 2018

By Maurice Mierau, BJMA Research Lead

One of the best business books of the last several years has been Cal Newport’s Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World. Newport may be best known, ironically, for a Ted talk he gave recommending that you quit social media. (more…)

How Not to Become a Slave to your Email

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

By Bonita Matushewski

We have all done this: as soon as your phone chimes, you grab it like it’s a baby falling off a chair (more…)