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Brian Dowsett
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posted 20 June 2000 10:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Brian Dowsett   Click Here to Email Brian Dowsett     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Folks,
Has anyone any quick interesting training exercises to share? I have to do "Quality" training with a mixed induction group. Kind of thing I'm after is the exercise where we all "inspect" for the amounts of letter f's in a sentence and we all fail because no-one counts the if's and of's - Illustrating that 100% inspection doesn't work too well. This is the only one I have, I'm sure there's some more around.
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Brian

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Don Winton
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posted 20 June 2000 03:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Don Winton   Click Here to Email Don Winton     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I do not know if this will help, but I have several items posted at my site below, including the "Counting" exercise. Look around, they are there.

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Andy Bassett
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posted 21 June 2000 11:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Andy Bassett   Click Here to Email Andy Bassett     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would also find this useful if anybody comes up with anything. I have recently started a series of monthly articles linked to a ISO project, and i am also trying to introduce some light hearted humour into the process. (BTW this has back-fired on me somewhat because i introduced it in into a humourless environment).

I remember once seeing an article detailing what 99% quality is, something like;
16 Crash-Landings der day at Heathrow Airport.
28 Babies dropped on their heads in a London hospital every day and so on.

I have mercilessly stole 'quotes' from a website called 'communicationbriefings', or something like that, not actually quality related, but useful none-the-less.

I also once remember seeing a website that could have been based on Deming or Juran which flashed some of their words of wisdom at you, could also be useful.

Lastly somewhere on this site is a supposed list of quotes from Aircraft Engineers relating to Corrective Actions, which does clarify this subject very well.

Now - Its 35C here in Hannover, and the beer gardens are hooching, so you dont have a chance of me finding the correct web-stie names tonight.

Regards

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Andy B

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Brian Dowsett
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posted 21 June 2000 12:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Brian Dowsett   Click Here to Email Brian Dowsett     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Andy b,
Greetings from the South (if only from an ex pat from Essex)
I was looking through Don's site (see his reply to me) and there is a stack of stuff that meets your description. (I haven't found the stuff I want yet - but it's a big site)
Hope you enjoyed the beer,

Brian

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Don Watt
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posted 21 June 2000 06:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Don Watt   Click Here to Email Don Watt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Brian,
If you can give me some idea of the sort of topics you'll be covering with your induction group, I may be able to pull some bits & pieces out of my training archives. (Basically from a general training / HR background before I got into all this quality stuff!)

Example of a simple exercise to demonstrate why we use documented procedures in manufacturing to minimise variation in methods/results would be along the lines of making a paper aeroplane and seeing the different results that emerge!

Another good one based on communication is passing round the group, getting each person to give you an instruction in turn on lighting up a cigarette, usine a full packet + a box of matches. (Don't worry if it's a no smoking area - I've not managed yet to get to the stage where I've actually lit the cigarette & I must have used this one something like 20 - 30 times)

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Brian Dowsett
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posted 22 June 2000 08:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Brian Dowsett   Click Here to Email Brian Dowsett     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Don,
You've pretty much guessed the subject matter. It's only a short section of a full induction day, but I know the other presenters will just be talking at (to) the people, so I like to break the monotony.
The basic thread is about minimising variation, benefits of working to procedures etc, need to complete route cards/log sheets accurately and the risks involved in relying on final inspection.
However I do carry out some deeper training with greenbelts, so if there's anything particularly effective on any quality/motivational subect I'd be interested.
Thanks once again.

Brian

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Don Watt
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posted 22 June 2000 11:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Don Watt   Click Here to Email Don Watt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Brian,
I'll sort some fairly general "quality" training bits out - might take a few days to root out though.
I'm not entirely familiar with "green belts", am I correct in assuming that this would be at something like Team Leader / Engineer level.
Cheers,
Don

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Andy Bassett
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posted 26 June 2000 04:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Andy Bassett   Click Here to Email Andy Bassett     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Keep working at this subject. It lies at my heart a little at the moment, because i very often find that i need exercises or presentation material to support the projects i work on, and i rarely have the time to produce them. Light hearted ones would be best.

Recently i contacted a large consulting company to see what they could offer, and they do indeed have a large range of CD's/Videos/Training Material etc, unfortunately i havent had the time to investigate them more closely.

Somehow i fell there is a market out their, what do you think Marc?

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Marc Smith
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posted 26 June 2000 07:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Marc Smith   Click Here to Email Marc Smith     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't doubt there is a market - reaching it is another thing. I typically try to think up things as I'm making up the base mnaterial. For variation an oldie is the pie slices and weight. Cut up the pie trying to make each piece the same size (pieces = class size) and then feed the class, too.

To simply keep people awake I prefer the old reliable cattle prod.

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Brian Dowsett
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posted 06 July 2000 12:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Brian Dowsett   Click Here to Email Brian Dowsett     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Don,
No doubt you've heard a bit about six sigma!
The greenbelts are usually as you describe - teamleaders, Engineers, who get a one week six sigma course leading to a project. We usually spend time playing with a catapult (Statapult)to maintain interest - but the cattle prod sounds good too!

Cheers

Brian

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