Quality Exercise Ideas for Training Exercise
Hi, I was looking for ideas for a hands-on activity that I could have our group perform: like a 5S for their home garage or computer workstation with before and after pics, or if they do it in the office, maybe create Fishbone for making coffee, etc. Something simple and fun. I remember there was a lean activity with airplanes and lego circulating around way back when. I would appreciate any creative ideas.
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5S in a home office is an excellent idea right now, as many people are still working from home. Kitchens are also GREAT areas for a 5S, and you can get the whole family involved. Each person that uses the space is involved to develop the space that works best for everyone.
Thanks, Mark, I love the kitchen idea.
There is a fairly well-known video in Lean circles on making toast that seems relevant

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAEg_BQ3ojs
Hi Susan,
What a great idea. I look forward to looking into this more myself and seeing what ideas others have as well.
Faith
I remember the lean activity making paper airplanes. It illustrated the effects of movement of product, tac time and bottlenecking. Should be pretty easy to recreate; get a paper airplane design and divide up the tasks, then divvy these up in your groups. run redivvy) is this a word?) and repeat
Hi Susan,
The coffee idea is always a safe go to because of everyone's familiarity with the process - minus Starbucks, of course. 😁
Janet Ford-McMillan:
I remember the lean activity making paper airplanes. It illustrated the effects of movement of product, tac time and bottlenecking. Should be pretty easy to recreate; get a paper airplane design and divide up the tasks, then divvy these up in your groups. run redivvy) is this a word?) and repeat

redivvy is a word :) I wish I paid more attention when I was doing the airplane thing years and years ago. In remote training delivery, I am not sure I can make folded airplanes over Teams or Zoom :)

Ernestine Harte:
Hi Susan,
The coffee idea is always a safe go to because of everyone's familiarity with the process - minus Starbucks, of course. 😁

Thanks, I have a Fishbone about making coffee, its amazing what can go wrong! :) But when you get it right, the reward is so worth it!
Maybe the class could make a process flow chart of getting a Starbucks order at the drive-thru...so many decisions, caffeine (is that even a decision!), low-fat milk, soy, whip, etc.....how to pay, points cards, etc.