Using a 90-day implementation guide, the author gives practical, step-by-step instructions about how to make the work processes of a business visible, beginning with the collection of concrete data about how a business actually operates in the present time (rather than relying on peoples' perceptions) and ending with ways to review, maintain and continuously improve the business' (now newly transformed and invigorated) visual system of work. In between, the author walks you through each step of clear-cut exercises and assessments designed to revolutionize, revitalize and transform a business. Directives include how to solidify core values, identify key Lead and Lag measures, set up a "war room" and communicate information throughout the organization. David provides eight practical tools for helping a business get better including a Strategic Planning Sheet, a System of Work Diagram, a Scoreboard Sheet and (2) Time Management Sheets. The "7-Step Process of Improving Throughput Performance" helps businesses define and solve problems by identifying constraints ("slowdowns") within the flow of work. Once constraints are recognized, the reasons for them ("interferences") can be reduced or eliminated.
A book about visual systems should be visually attractive, and this one is, using plenty of photos and illustrations as well as an engaging variety and size of fonts. Pertinent quotes and interesting factoids are sprinkled among the straightforward information in just the right mix to keep the book flowing, easy to understand and a fast (under two hours) read. Inspiring and practical, this book is a valuable resource for any business interested in working better, making more money and generating additional cash.
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