Genchi-Genbutsu or go, see and confirm is one of the main principles of the Toyota Production System as well as Lean Manufacturing. It suggests that in order to understand clearly and plainly a case or state of affairs you have to go to genba or what you call “the real place”, wherein work or job is done. Therefore, Genchi Genbutsu is an important approach in solving any problem. When the problem happens on the shop floor then it requires be understood and addressing at the shop floor. Go, see and confirm is also known as Genba attitude. It is the Japanese word for “the place” in this event the place where it really occurs. Since true value is made at the store floor in industrial, this is where supervisors have to spend their time.
How does Genchi Genbutsu use to presentations?
• Significant, it means you must know your subject matter from the audience outlook or point of view. How do these audiences view it? What do they have to know about it?
• When you do not know, try to speak to an illustrative sample of the audience and know the issue as they view it. Prior to changing their mind concerning a topic or enhance their comprehending of it, it aids to understand where they are starting from.
• When you are talking to a new audience, maybe a diverse division or department of your business or a new customer, it could aid to physically go to their place before you talk or at least arrive there early, therefore you could walk around, see the culture as well as listen to the jargon.
• Also get comfortable with physical setting. Sit in the audience seat, and know what the front of the space, your slides or the stage seems like.
• When you are a paid expert speaker, genchi genbutsu means that you do not only show up, talk and then leave, you really spend time at the forum or company meeting people and knowing their needs and demands. And you do more to modify your speech to your listener or audience than only occasionally putting in the name of the customer.
• Genba attitude mirrors the idea that no matter what reports, ideas and measures are conveyed to management are just a concept of what is really happening in the genba to make value. Reports and metrics will mirror the outlooks of the organization questioner as well as the office responder and how the responder sees the questioner. Aside from that, it also improves the odd that actual problems and unintended occasions will be perceived first had and could be handled right away; this takes account of problems which are not evident to the workforce of genba.
Using Genchi Genbutsu to the presentation will ultimately lead to a presentation which is more customized according to the needs of your audiences as well as resonated with them. And you’ll encounter a sincere as well as well-informed professional instead of a self-important and arrogant talking head.
— Slimane Zouggari