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

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

By Steven Bonacorsi

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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)

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How else can we utilize lean to help those with disabilities?




Original: https://blog.gembaacademy.com/2019/06/20/ga-272-the-role-of-lean-in-empowering-people-with-disabilities-with-brent-weichers/
By: Ron Pereira: Lean Thinker & Co-Founder of Gemba Academy
Posted: June 20, 2019, 10:00 am

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Steven Bonacorsi

Steven Bonacorsi is the Founder of the Lean Six Sigma Group, President of ISLSS, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt

Steven Bonacorsi, President at the International Standard for Lean Six Sigma (ISLSS)
- Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma Methodology.
- Expert in Kaizen event for rapid project execution.
- Certified PMP (Project Management Professional)
- Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
- Masters in Computer Information Systems (MS-CIS)
- Numerous IT certifications.
- Over 20 years of Professional Business Consulting experience at the C-Level.
Executive Master Black Belt leading $ billion business transformation projects globally in multiple Industries. I am a leader who delivers results.