Gemba (現場) is the Japanese term for “actual place” often used in business to identify the place where the value is created. This term is used to stress that improvements require direct observation of current conditions where work is done.

Gemba Walks enable leaders to support, coach, reward. and engage employees to discover and solve problems collaboratively.

It is an established method to train and develop leaders’ capabilities to foster a growth mindset among all employees.

Gemba Walks help leaders to get in touch with the reality of the organization at the place where the value is created!

Gemba Walks enable leaders to support, coach, reward. and engage employees to discover and solve problems collaboratively.

It is an established method to train and develop leaders’ capabilities to foster a growth mindset among all employees.

Gemba Walks help leaders to get in touch with the reality of the organization at the place where the value is created!

Top 3 Gemba Walk Benefits

Ensure alignment between top management and the teams that work on the value creation processes to discover and solve problems

Develop leadership’s empathy regarding the problems employees experience in their daily work

Build relationships with everyone who does the work and creates value for the organization

Our four-step DARE2GEMBA methodology enables teams, leaders and organizations to kick off and sustain their Gemba Walk practice.

Are you ready to Walk the Walk?

Our DARE2GEMBA methodology

01. DISCOVER

Identify key pain points

02. ASSESS

Identify the gaps to develop a continuos improvement culture

04. EXECUTE

Engage your team for collaborative problem-solving

03. ROADMAP

Collaboratively and visually build a roadmap

Gemba in Japanese means the “actual place”

It is used to identify the place where the value is created. This term highlights that improvements require direct observation of current conditions where work is done.

Based on a Human Centered Approach

Focus on the needs, desires and behaviors of customers, employees and leaders. Gemba Walks impact their pain points to turn them into valuable opportunities.

Successful
Launch

Develop a roadmap to make sure all the correct steps are considered in your Gemba Walk strategy.

Execute on an
ongoing basis

DARE2GEMBA provides a
detailed guideline to nourish a
continuous improvement
culture.

Based on
research

The LAA’s DARE2GEMBA book offers a practical approach for leaders and teams towards collaborative problem-solving.

9 International
Cases

Get to know how 9 organizations from 8 different sectors perform Gemba Walks and which are their best practices.

Success Stories

BOCAR

INTERFACE

CEMEX

IMC

AIRBUS

ROLLS ROYCE

BARRY CALLEBAUT

SWISSCOM

THERMO FISCHER

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Book Testimonials

"I am sure this book will find a prominent place on the bookshelf of every aspiring or seasoned continuous improvement professional and serve as a reference text for years to come."

JOSEPH PARIS • XONITEK & Author of “State of Readiness”

"DARE TO GEMBA is a MUST-READ for all leaders with or without Lean experience and of course for Lean practitioners. This book is providing a step-by-step genuine approach to implementing Gemba Walks in any organization aligned with the Shingo principles! Thanks LAA! NOW let's dare!"

MARIE PHILIPPE VANHEEMS • Founder, I Love Opex

"Dare to Gemba Walk is one of the books that every leader must read and put into practice to stablish a continuous improvement culture. The basics and the practical always prevail and this book includes both attributes”

ENRIQUE ESPINO • Centro de Competitividad Monterrey

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