A Video Interview with David Verble
Huddles – the quick, daily, standup discussions lasting a few minutes at a huddle board displaying problems – are increasingly popular. But too often problem-solving in the huddle gets “fast-tracked” in favor of quick identification of problems and acceptance of solutions, according to David Verble, a Toyota veteran and Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI) faculty member.
“The random picking of problems that people in the work flow see doesn’t necessarily add up to the needed improvements in overall results,” says Verble, who teaches LEI’s workshop Coaching Problem Solving in Huddles and Team Meetings.
Watch the video to hear David describe huddle hazards and offer advice for keeping your team engaged in effective, disciplined problem solving.