Cambridge, Mass., March 14, — In the ground-breaking book Gemba Walks, leading business thinker Jim Womack shares a simple approach to business. Jim Womack has co-authored two of the most important In Gemba Walks, the Lean Expert has curated about 60 short essays he has written. In his book, Gemba Walks, Womack selected and re-edited his E-letters. ILE are happy to share with you, in Hebrew translation, Jim’s personal discoveries.

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This is a very inspiring book and a strongly recommended read for anyone interested in the core mission of managament.

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Gemba Walks by Jim Womack

Reflect first on the purpose of the process. Offering others the courage to domack truly embodies showing respect for people. Yes, you can create too much documentation.

Waks is rather important as bad processes, beyond bad products, create bad people. Adding character and personality to the essays, would have great impact on their appeal to me. Wednesday, April 9, Book Review: I think of how many times I’ve done something, “because I said so” without purpose or respect.

It is to empower people to fix bad processes and the idea here is that respect is embodied by the right challenge given to the right people. Defining purpose is the role of leaders. You are commenting using your WordPress. Notify me of new comments via email. The process must be capable able to produce good results every time and available able to operate when it is needed. Gemba Walks shares his insights on topics ranging from the application of specific tools, to the role of management in sustaining lean, as well as the long-term prospects for this fundamental new way of creating value.


This is a great selection of essays delving in to lean thinking. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Subscribe Now Subscribe in a reader Subscribe via Email. Ernesto Jorge womafk it really liked it Aug 06, A great comparison in 10 principles. An interesting book that got me to thinking about how it may app A very good book on the importance of getting up and out of the office to interact with wo,ack fellow workers and those you provide a service to.

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According to Womack, the latter are orphan as there is no one to take care of them in most organizations. This is a must read for all business leaders at all levels in all industries. This organization made the book easy to follow. If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you.

Gemba Walks

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Womack provides a great definition of management: Dec 29, Bob Wallner rated it really liked it Shelves: Do it in a simple memo. Womack’s voice is too monotone gembw Ben Stein. Cindy rated it it was ok Jun 06, Walking the Gemba’s focus is mainly centered on manufacturing processes but i think it would also be adaptable to other womaci as well.


Some knowledge of lean is required, as the language of lean is throughout the work. One of the core idea of this book evolves around the tension between vertical functions and horizontal value streams. Over the past decade, waks has shared his thoughts and discoveries from these visits with the Lean Community through a monthly letter.

It will be their efforts who are needed to improve it. In short, lean is not a religion but a daily practice of conducting experiments and walke knowledge. James Diviney rated it it was amazing Jan 18, Lean Enterprise Institute, the leaper image, and stick figure are registered trademarks of Lean Enterprise Institute, Inc.

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Trivia About Gemba Walks. You are commenting using your Twitter account. The life of lean is experiments. Become a Wmack Login. Third, schedule each value stream from only one point. This makes the book readable yet very profound. I liked how the essays were minutes long. See 2 questions about Gemba Walks…. Account Options Sign in.