Sustainability Enablers & BarriersTraining System Structures & Methods
Geographical Factors Influencing Training System Design & Delivery
The research is examining the impact that geographic factors have on the design and delivery of lean training in organisations and on the implementation approach adopted. It is a case study involving global logistics company Panalpina and has involved a survey of its trainers and training participants. Panalpina hope to draw conclusions that will help improve effectiveness of a dispersed CI training system. The research started in 2018 and will continue into 2019. Preliminary results were presented at teh European Lean Educator Conference in November 2018.
Current ProjectsGeographical Factors Influencing Training System Design & Delivery
Globalisation -> pan-national companies working on every continent
Corporate CI approach -> deployed regionally
Standard method to drive process improvement
Standard method to foster inter-regional collaboration
What are the challenges in such deployments?
Do geographic and cultural factors mitigate against the advantages of a singular global approach?
What is the right balance between uniformity and allowing some variation to cater for local conditions ?
Key Research Questions
Are there differences in training impact and effectiveness in different geographical areas?
What are the differences & similarities?
Are there implications for training system design?
What other factors are there?
Impact of training à ability to be an effective practitioner
Effectiveness of training methods à learning, understanding, applying