At DCG, we're big proponents of finding new ways to approach problems. One problem we often run into is that, in general, people don't always retain what they have learned - shocking, right? No, of course not. We all know that this is a common issue. But, that issue becomes a much bigger one when we are talking about lean.
Lean requires its users to understand, retain and abide by its guiding principles. Countless times we have encountered organizations who are struggling with lean, and the main cause of their problem is that they're not appropriately applying the principles of the approach. So, how do we overcome that hurdle?
We're actually finding success with a game! Yes, you read that correctly - a game. We've been helping organizations understand and retain lean principles through the use of the Kanban Game. The game runs a kanban simulation, providing a hands-on experience with lean principles, which ultimately helps everyone to fully process the information for future, ongoing use.
We'd love to share the game with you and your organization. Interested? More information is available here.
We're excited to have found a fun - and incredibly successful - way to help teach these principles for sustained success, and we can't wait to share it!