Deploying First Metre Working
“If you want to teach people a new way of thinking, don't bother trying to teach them. Instead, give them a tool, the use of which will lead them to new ways of thinking.” Peter Senge's 'Field Handbook'
Learning by doing has been time tested as the only way to effectively embed new learning in people intent of finding improved ways of working. Reading, listening and watching are all useful contributors but their success in daily use depends to a high degree upon individual learning style. None results in the intimate feedback advantages of 'doing' something in a new manner.
One of the reasons that learning by doing is so successful is that new activity patterns are created and remembered by the brain which then explores for ways to simplify the new way and tailor it to the available technology. If learning relies upon technology from the outset - without any active participation from the learner - then embedment is much more difficult to achieve.
Experience has shown that when improvement workshops are carried out they need to be related to real problems rather than flip-chart challenges. And if the problem is from the real world then there are time-saving advantages to using real-time know-how collection, data display and process design. Management-NewStyle's FlowMap System provide the tools and techniques to support such real-time problem solving.