I have a passion for my work and I would like to share it with you and the audiences you bring together. My work pivots around Lean, Toyota Kata, Culture and Leadership.
Just look at my blogs to get an idea for the subjects that I could bring to your event. Or just drop me a note if you have an idea for a contribution that you would like me to make.
How to Coach if You do not yet have a Target Condition?
A target is not a Target Condition. The difference is not obvious and I struggled for years to explain the difference. Over time a way of working emerged that takes you on a journey from developing your first Target Condition towards a simple way for Strategy Deployment. No X-matrix needed!
Let me take you on this journey and you will learn:
- The Kata in the Classroom (KiC-1) exercise.
- An addition to the KiC-1 exercise that explains and demonstrates, with the use of the puzzle, the difference between a target and a target condition.
- Kata storyboards with a twist.
- Different people tell different stories in different ways. Capture these stories, start a meaningful conversation AND have a low resistance introduction to Toyota Kata.
- Ask meaningful questions with the aid of a kata storyboard.
- Coach while building a kata storyboard.
- Experiment while building a kata storyboard.
- Use Kata storyboards to create a Chain of Stories to facilitate strategy deployment. Way simpler than the X matrix!
- My take on the questions you have for me.
I want to make it really practical and meaningful for you, so bring your own improvement stories to practice with!
Does your Culture fit your Strategy?
This was the title of my two presentations in Estonia. In this presentation I brought together my work with Toyota Kata, The Toyota Way 2001 and BTFA. BTFA is a model developed by David Bovis to help understand ‘The Psychology of Change’ .
I let the audience feel why:
Culture eats strategy for BreakfastPeter Drucker
I explained why it is so hard with current Lean practices to get a
Culture of Continuous Improvement
and contrasted that with key practices from Toyota.
To conclude my presentation I shared with the audience my
Strategy for Leadership
Karl Viiol, Organizer of the Smart Manufacturing Meetup
Emiel van Est shared his vast experience in Lean and Toyota Kata during Smart Manufacturing Meetup (4.11.2019) in Estonia. He had a great impact on a lot of business managers, because his presentation was thought provoking and fresh.
We also ran a full day seminar where we had the biggest South-Estonia company managers participating. His suggested work methods are now deployed in some of the companies.
As an organizer I value that Emiel is very easy to work with because of his great personality and quick responses to e-mails.
Triin Ploompuu, Manager at Federation of Estonian Engineering Industry
Emiel van Est gave an astonishingly fruitful and fresh talk about organization’s culture and strategy at Top Management Day on 8.11.2019 (Exhibition INSTRUTEC 2019, Tallinn, Estonia).
Strategies are much easier to develop than to implement – why and how to do it?
It is important to focus on the people, but it is not always so simple as we want.
Thanks for waking us up, Emiel! You made our day!