GA 272 | The Role of Lean in Empowering People with Disabilities with Brent Weichers

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By Ron Pereira: Lean Thinker & Co-Founder of Gemba Academy, Ron Pereira: Lean Thinker, and Co-Founder of Gemba Academy. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
This week's guest is Brent Weichers of The Lighthouse for the Blind, a non-profit that employs people who are blind, DeafBlind, and blind with other disabilities. He explained the inner workings of this unique organization, and how lean factors in. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you'll learn: Two of Brent's favorite quotes (2:11) Brent's background (3:23) About The Lighthouse for the Blind (6:45) The type of work their employees do (9:43) Training and safety (11:21) The initial employee resistance to lean (16:25) How they create their own version of a visual workplace (18:34) How they use legos (21:117) Their "Why?" (24:27) What Brent has learned (26:13) Podcast Resources Right Click to Download this Podcast as an MP3 Download a Free Audio Book at Audible.com Brent on LinkedIn The Lighthouse for the Blind Subscribe & Never Miss New Episodes! Click to Subscribe in iTunes If you enjoyed this podcast please be sure to subscribe on iTunes. Once you're a subscriber all new episodes will be downloaded to your iTunes account and smartphone. The easiest way for iPhone users to listen to the show is via the free, and incredible, Podcast app. NEW! You can now follow the podcast on Spotify here. You can also subscribe via Stitcher which is definitely Android friendly. What Do You Think? How else can we utilize lean to help those with disabilities?

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