Building a Global Learning Organization: Using TWI to Succeed with Strategic Workforce Expansion in the LEGO Group

Patrick Graupp, Gitte Jakobsen, John Vellema

June 6, 2014 by Productivity Press
Reference - 237 Pages - 31 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781482213638 - CAT# K21725

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Features

  • Outlines the actual organizational and planning models used by the LEGO Group to build a true Global Learning Organization
  • Supplies clear descriptions of how and why TWI was used as the foundational tool for success in achieving Standard Work across diverse language and cultural platforms
  • Presents insight into the core work of culture change—working with people to create motivation at the ground level for moving to a new system of learning
  • Provides step-by-step guidance on how to create a solid organizational foundation for a Learning Organization
  • Includes case studies that describe in detail how to achieve a successful rollout

Summary

Building a Global Learning Organization: Using TWI to Succeed with Strategic Workforce Expansion in the LEGO® Group describes how a multinational company developed a global structure for learning based on the TWI (Training Within Industry) program to create and sustain standardized work across multiple language and cultural platforms. In this book, Shingo Prize-winning author Patrick Graupp collaborates with two practitioners who performed the planning and implementation of the LEGO Group’s worldwide Learning Organization.

The book outlines the organizational and planning models used by the LEGO Group to create the internal ability to give and receive tacit skills and knowledge. Describing how and why TWI is used as the foundation for success in knowledge transfer across diverse languages and cultures, it provides step-by-step guidance on how to establish a solid organizational foundation for your own Learning Organization.

Providing expert insight into the work of culture change, the book explains how to work with people to create motivation for moving to a new system of learning. It details the critical elements that made the implementation at the LEGO Group a success, identifies the stumbling blocks they encountered along the way, and explains how they were overcome. Case studies describe in detail what these efforts looked and felt like in actual application.

The TWI program has long been recognized for its ability to generate results. After reading this book, you will gain valuable insight into how your organization—whether large or small, national or international—can integrate this timeless tool into your operating structure and your daily culture.