‘Teach Your Teams’ Performance Improvement Workbooks

Each of my ‘Teach Your Teams’ performance improvement workbooks began as a tool to help myself or others I knew through work. Today, my goal is to help trainers and leaders learn and teach others about high performance workplace best practices.

Please email me at kevin@greatsystems.com if you have a specific tool or challenge in mind. I have many more resources than I post at any given time.

Multiple Sources and Formats to Teach Performance Improvement Yourself

Each workbook is available on the amazon.com website in paperback and ebook formats. You can follow this link to my Amazon Author page, which is the easiest way to see all of my performance improvement content in one place. Follow the links below to learn more about each workbook.

Vital Signs – the Power of Meaningful Measurement

The concepts and tools in this workbook focus on three things. First, we look at how to define a meaningful set of vital signs for each key process. Second, we explore the use scorecards at the process level to help drive a balanced measurement focus. Third, we look at how to identify goals that engage and motivate work teams. Plus, I include a section that explores ways to recognize team performance for goal achievement. The tools in this workbook, like others that I create, help you organize your measurement thoughts, create dialogue between team members, and stimulate systems change.

Facilitating and Leading Teams

Most organizations have too many teams in action. Plus, they waste time daily in too many wasteful meetings. All too often, leaders lack the facilitation skills to use necessary meeting time wisely. The design of this 182-page, full color workbook helps any team leader (1) reduce meeting waste, (2) increase team effectiveness, (3) put more effective process improvements in place. Plus, its content helps you optimize your mix of process teams, project, and focus work teams. Finally, the workbook gives you facilitation best practices and strategies to improve team support for the optimum mix of teams you need.

How to Lead Great Investigations

The ‘How to Lead Great Investigations’ incident investigation training workbook gives you concepts and tools to improve your incident investigation process. Also, its use helps improve problem solving team effectiveness. This 106-page, full color workbook includes eleven exercises from the virtual 1-day workshop. These team-based exercises help you teach others how to collect better evidence in less time. Additionally, users learn to facilitate and lead interviews and problem solving team meetings more effectively. Finally, the workbook content can help you create better investigation reports and corrective actions.

Error Proof – How to Stop Daily Goofs for Good

How do you use proven work system designs and practices to help minimize the daily potential for human error? Would you like to stop those daily goofs for good? This 162-page book gives you over 100 ‘best practice’ work system designs you can easily install to help you better ‘mistake proof’ your workplace. Mistake proofing your workplace helps you accelerate your performance improvement efforts. Plus, it complements your reactive performance improvement efforts.

Pursuing Process Excellence

This 158-page, full color workbook is designed to help any organizational or site leader identify and address those work system design constraints that hold back their pursuit of operational excellence. For example, in many organizations, few employees can use process improvement tools themselves. Also, many work team leaders are not responsible for consistent process improvement. Worst of all, we fail to engage a high percentage of our workforce in our operational excellence pursuit. Ironically, the systems to achieve such high engagement are not very costly or challenging to implement.

Perhaps most importantly, this workbook is designed to help you find time for improvement. The workbook’s 10 exercises help you create a plan for effective work time use. This plan helps you begin your transition from reactive problem solving to proactive process improvement!!

The Basics of Lean Tool Use

My 156-page, full-color ‘Basic Lean Tools Training Workbook’ covers the basic skills and approaches you need to create value stream maps and spaghetti diagrams, perform quick changeover analysis, put in place a visual workplace, and install 5S work practices. Plus, this workbook focuses on the types of changes one needs to make if they want every team member to make lean tool use a daily work habit. Thirteen exercises are included to help you and your work team practice the use of five key lean tools, create a lean work culture, and plan for future lean success.

Multiple Ways to Engage with My ‘Teach Your Teams’ Process!

I designed the workbooks as training tools that others can use in their own organizations. My Great Systems YouTube channel has free video and audio content to support each workbook. Plus, fillable PDF download exercise packs are available upon request. Just email me at kevin@greatsystems.com.

For more support, virtual, live workshops are available. In these workshops, I model how I typically teach the workshop. Just let me know if you have such an interest. I add video and audio content regularly, and my goal is to have at least six workbooks on-line by the end of 2023.

Also, I will soon offer this content as part of the different courses in the Great Systems Kaizen Learning Universe. Class for beta customers opens in March 2023. Download options include PDF, mp3, and mp4 content to support each of the six different ‘Teach Your Teams’ (TYT) training workbooks. Keep reading to learn more about the workbooks and process.

My First Two ‘Teach Your Teams’ OPEX Courses are NOW Available!

A complete set of ‘Teach Your Teams’ video and audio content is NOW available for my first two Kaizen Learning Universe courses on the Great Systems YouTube channel. These courses focus on how to make lean tool use a daily work habit and how to effectively pursue operational excellence.

Do you have an immediate work systems improvement question or need? If so, please email me at kevin@greatsystems.com!

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Kevin McManus, Chief Excellence Officer and Systems Guy Great Systems

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