Going on a Gemba Walk - One of the most underutilized leadership arsenal in (Agile) organizations

location_city Toronto schedule Oct 30th 10:30 - 11:10 AM EST place 204 A/B/C people 9 Interested

I call ‘Gemba walk’ the power power walk (power in the sense of its affectiveness). Gemba walk is one of the most underutilized leadership technique in corporations today. In this talk, I will cover the power of Gemba Walk, how it can be used to effectively solve problems and more importantly identify waste in the processes and systematically eliminate them. Gemba walk done right can result in significant improvements in teams’ efficiency and productivity. Additionally, its proper use instills a continuous improvement culture in the organization. I will share my experiences of helping executives and senior management with Gemba Walks from companies such as Nokia, Ericsson, TD and RBC where I have recently been coaching large teams.


Outline/Structure of the Talk

  • The Art of Gemba Walk
    • Why, What and How of Gemba Walk
  • Top 5 Vital Reasons to Gemba Walk
  • Anti-patterns of Gemba Walk
  • Key secrets to a successful Gemba Walk
  • Real-life examples and their huge impact (both positive and negative)
  • Conclusion

Learning Outcome

The attendees will learn about the power and effectiveness of Gemba walk and how it can be used to fast-forward process improvements and ultimately improve team outcomes.

Target Audience

Executives, Leaders, Senior Managers, Agile Coaches, Scrum Masters and most of all Aspiring leaders/executives

Prerequisites for Attendees


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