Considered the “gold standard” in transformational change towards Operational Excellence, tThe Shingo Institute is a not-for-profit organization housed at Utah State University and named after Japanese industrial engineer Shigeo Shingo. Dr. Shingo distinguished himself as one of the world’s thought leaders in concepts, management systems and improvement techniques that have become known as the Toyota Business System. The Shingo Institute’s mission is to guide leaders in creating sustainable cultures of excellence based on principles. The Shingo Institute’s vision is to be recognized as the global thought-leader in enterprise excellence. Three fundamental paradigm shifts are embedded into the Shingo Model™ for organization improvement. When these new paradigms are well understood and acted on, cultural transformation can be accelerated. The new paradigms are:
- There is a clear and strong relationship between principles, systems and tools.
- Operational excellence requires focus on both behaviors and results.
- Business and management systems drive behavior and must be aligned with correct principles.
The principles associated with the Shingo Model™ apply in any industry, any geography and at any time. These principles are ultimately most of the “Why am I doing this?” behind Lean, Six Sigma, Total Quality Management, Just-in-Time, Quality Circles, and other programs for business improvement.
Discover Excellence – September 14/15 – The foundational two-day workshop that introduces the Shingo Model™, the Guiding Principles and the Three Insights to Enterprise Excellence™. With real-time discussions and on-site learning at a host organization, this program is a highly interactive experience. It is designed to make your learning meaningful and immediately applicable as you learn how to release the latent potential in your organization and achieve enterprise excellence. Attendees explore how the guiding principles inform ideal behaviors that lead to sustainable results and how to use the behavioral assessment process.” September 13 & 14th. Followed by:
Cultural Enablers – September 16/17 – ENABLE builds upon the knowledge and experience gained during the DISCOVER EXCELLENCE workshop by focusing on the principles identified as Cultural Enablers: Respect the Individual and Lead with Humility. Cultural enablers make it possible for people within the organization to engage in the transformation journey, progress in their understanding and, ultimately, build a culture of excellence. Enterprise excellence cannot be achieved through piecemeal implementation of tools. It requires a widespread commitment throughout the organization to execute according to the principles of enterprise excellence.
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