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Getting the most out of your retail floor team

Worker performance is essential to the operation of your retail business. Discover tips to increase the effectiveness of your sales team.

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Safety walk vs. gemba walk

If you truly want to find ways to improve the functioning of your business and provide good work conditions, you need to be on the factory or shop floor on a regular basis. This is where safety walks and Gemba walks come in handy. Both serve to provide deep insights in areas that are integral to business growth. In this article, we explain what safety walks and Gemba walks are as well as how they can help you identify opportunities for continuous improvement.  

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Gemba walks | A key component of leader standard work

Gemba walks and leader standard work are two sides of the same coin. The former are a lean tool used to assess the daily routine and effectiveness of workers on the ground, while the latter is used to assess the daily routine and effectiveness of senior leaders. Everyone from workers on the ground, to middle managers, to those at the top of the food chain need to be held accountable for their work. Besides, there is always room for improvement. To learn more about how Gemba walks and leader stand work function, keep reading.  

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