Gemba Communications: A global internal communications consultancy delivering strategy and execution for acquisitions, restructuring, EHS, crisis scenarios, executive messaging, operational excellence, Lean and Six Sigma initiatives, and employee engagement surveys.
Who is Gemba Communications? Kelly Blazek, a senior internal communications practitioner and a Six Sigma Green Belt, brings her experience from diversified industrials GE, Eaton Corporation and Ingersoll Rand to deliver discreet, confidential and targeted internal communications assignments for corporations and PR agencies. She works closely with your existing HR, legal and external communications teams, providing extra bench strength for scenarios that are often difficult and reputation-making. With over eight years embedded in global HR teams, Kelly brings significant experience advising on employee relations issues and creating effective messaging for workforces around the world.
Why hire Gemba Communications? When you have to deliver challenging messages to employees, respond to a crisis, or manage significant internal change, you need a seasoned counselor on your team. Kelly's experience includes leading internal communications for:
- Eight industrial acquisitions (Americas and EMEA)
- Two dozen plant closures (Americas, EMEA and AP)
- Numerous workforce actions and product line moves
- Internal reorganizations and leadership changes
- Contract negotiations
- Environmental, criminal activity and natural disaster issues management
What is Gemba? Gemba is a Japanese term, pronounced with a hard "g." It means "the real place" or "at the scene of the action." The phrase "gemba walk" is used within manufacturing to mean an activity one conducts on the factory floor to check on standard work and interact with employees to determine if there are any production delays, quality concerns or material availability issues. Organizations that use Six Sigma and Toyota Production methodology often conduct gemba walks as part of their overall operational excellence initiatives.
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