Your Lean thinking expedition
In an ever changing, increasingly globalised and digital world, developing a corporate culture that constantly challenges the status quo is emerging as an optimal path towards creating sustainable advantage.
We believe that Lean is an essential key component in this journey. We believe this despite its unfair reputation as just another set of tools to becoming more effective at the expense of job satisfaction and creativity. Lean is a philosophy. It’s the creation of a culture where innovation, improvement and the welfare of fellow colleagues is part of everybody’s daily work.
The question is: How do we create this culture?
Where else should we look to answer this question other than Japan – the birthplace of Lean? Japan is home to some remarkable workplaces where we can get a real feel of the cultural changes needed on an organisational level and the behaviour we need to think differently about as individuals.
The Japan Lean Study Tour is a unique opportunity for you to immerse yourself in the very soul of a number of Japanese organisations, all of which excel in Lean. You will benefit from first-hand experience from key employees and executives, and you will experience Lean leadership and Lean culture in action in the midst of their operation.
A privilege to learn and focus for seven days on Lean with other participants across the private and public sectors
Jakob Cold, Vice President of The Danish Medicines Agency
Each day consists of a visit to one or two of the host companies. A typical outing starts with formal introductions, followed by a tour of the premises and facilities. During the visit, you will have the opportunity to engage with our host’s management team and raise any queries or discuss any learning points you find relevant.
After each company visit, we will explore more aspects of the Lean journey through informal and informative Q&A sessions with our appointed functional experts, who will facilitate our discussion, answer questions and help you translate your learnings into concrete initiatives you can adapt in your own organisation.
After an intensive day, you will have the opportunity to digest your learnings and relax during a number of social events, each specifically designed to offer a distinctive flavour of the unique Japanese culture and to offer you a chance to unwind and broaden your network with the other participants.
The overall success criteria of the Japan Lean Study Tour are a better understanding of the key leadership and culture enablers to continuously improve your own organisation.
There were numerous take-aways, from the classic Kaizen to growth companies with an “above and beyond” people focus as the epicentre for success.
Louise Gaub, Vice President of TDC Group
We call for participants that have a general interest in creating high-performing and competitive organisations as well as a specific interest in service excellence or production excellence.
The Study tour begins in Tokyo on 19 April 2020 and ends on 25 April 2020 in Tokyo.
Participants book their own flights and make their own arrangements for travel visa if needed.
All costs for hotels, transportation, meals and company visits during the entire week is covered in the tour price, except for own flight tickets to/from Tokyo.
The investment per participant is:
All prices exclude VAT and flights.
You sign up by writing an email to Anna Tulinius: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that your travel confirmation must be registered by 1 February 2020 as there are only a limited number of spots available for this trip.
Any cancellations made after this date will be non-refundable.
The typical participants are:
You download the programme description here.
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